Legislative Update: President Obama Signs Legislation Extending Government Funding through April 28
On December 10, President Barack Obama signed into law a continuing resolution
(P.L. 114-254) that funds the operations of government programs, including ARC, through April 28. The bill continues the Commissionís funding at the FY 2016 level
through that date, minus a .1901 percent across-the-board reduction.
ARC programs and activities funded through the legislation are the same as those funded through the agencyís FY 2016 appropriation. They include the Commissionís base program and the administrationís POWER+ Initiative; a program of high-speed broadband deployment in economically distressed counties within the Central Appalachian region; and a workforce development program in Southern Appalachia focused primarily on the automotive-supplier sector and the aviation sector in South Central Appalachia.