Legislative Update: President Obama Signs Legislation Funding Government Agencies through December 11, 2014
On September 19, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation (the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015, or P.L. 113-164) to continue government operations through December 11. The continuing resolution provides funding for agencies at their FY 2014 level, minus a 0.0554 percent across-the-board reduction. This figure for ARC is approximately $80.3 million. The legislation also continues funding for a program of high-speed broadband deployment in economically distressed counties in Central Appalachia that have been most negatively impacted by the downturn in the coal industry.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives had approved the legislation on September 18 and 17, respectively.