FDA appropriation stalls
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The House Appropriations Committee postpones a markup of fiscal 2011 agriculture funding legislation, leaving FDA funding in limbo. The House adjourned for August recess without taking action, leaving fiscal 2011 funding levels undetermined until Congress returns the week of Sept. 13. With all House members and some of the Senate soon to focus on elections, chances are growing for an omnibus bill or continuing resolution to fund federal agencies at the start of the next fiscal year (1"The Tan Sheet" July 26, 2010)
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