Yesterday, as part of a broader piece on budget uncertainty, we noted here that the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee had introduced continuing resolution legislation to continue funding the government at post-sequester 2013 levels through December 15, or the first two and a half months of fiscal year 2014. The bill includes juts a few adjustments to those spending levels, including a non-NASA space-related provision “allowing funding flexibility to maintain weather satellite programs, ensuring the continuation of data for weather warnings and forecasts, including forecasts of severe weather events.”
The original intent of House leadership was to bring the CR to the house floor for a vote on Thursday. However, POLITICO reported Wednesday that House leadership pulled the bill from Thursday’s schedule, meaning it won’t be taken up until at least next week. The report blamed the delay on “continued Republican divisions over how far to go to challenge President Barack Obama on healthcare reform,” and not any specific issues with the CR itself.