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Senate Defeats Both Republican and Democrat FY2011 Continuing Resolutions

On March 9, the U.S. Senate defeated the House-passed and Republican-supported Continuing Resolution (H.R. 1) 44 to 56.  Immediately following that vote, the Senate defeated the Senate Democrat alternative (S.Amdt.149) 42 to 58.

H.R. 1 included language that would rescind unobligated American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, or “stimulus”) funding, including most of the Meaningful Use/EHR Incentive Program dollars.  Most people believe that this type of language would be a nonstarter given the importance of ARRA politically.  Accordingly, S.Amdt.149 did not contain this language.

The current “stopgap” measure, H.J.RES.44, is effective until March 18, at which point the federal government will shutdown without another appropriations measure.

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