6-Month Budget Deal Leaves Gov't Contracts Up In The Air

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate moved toward passing a six-month budget deal late Friday, averting the threat of a potential government shutdown but extending a period of haphazard budgeting that has made it difficult for federal agencies to enter into long-term contracts, reshape policies and programs, and efficiently manage federal spending.

The six-month continuing resolution, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed a week ago, includes a 0.6 percent increase in discretionary funding across the federal government, most of which is earmarked for emergencies including the war in...
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