Washington, DC (January 31, 2007)- The House is expected to vote on a continuing resolution funding through the end of fiscal year 2007, all federal government programs and agencies whose appropriations bills have yet to pass. This includes the Interior budget, which funds all Forest Service programs, including Urban and Community Forestry.
Congress did not finish its appropriations bills last year so most federal government programs, including Interior and Agriculture programs, are operating under a continuing resolution which expires February 15th. The new continuing resolution is expected to fund most programs at the lowest of the House-passed or Senate-passed levels or FY 2006 levels and eliminate all earmarks. However, some programs are expected to see funding increases, although it’s not clear which yet.
For additional information, visit U.S. Congress Appropriations.
Thanks to Society of American Foresters for providing this update.