CRS Resources on the FY2014 Funding Gap, Shutdown, and Status of Appropriations [May 12, 2014]   [open pdf - 246KB]

From the Document: "When federal government agencies and programs lack budget authority, they experience a 'funding gap' (sometimes referred to as funding lapses). Under the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. §1341 et seq.), they must cease operations, except in certain circumstances. When there is a funding gap that affects many federal entities, the situation is often referred to as a government shutdown. This report provides an annotated list of Congressional Research Service (CRS) resources and analyses relevant to [1] the funding gap that commenced on October 1, 2013, and terminated on October 17, 2013, with the enactment of P.L. 113-46, a continuing appropriations measure providing appropriations through January 15, 2014; [2] historical funding gaps; and [3] continuing appropriations measures. On the subject of government shutdowns, congressional staff who wish to contact CRS experts should refer to CRS Report R41723, 'Funding Gaps and Government Shutdowns: CRS Experts.' Status information on pending regular appropriations and continuing appropriations measures and links to related CRS analytical products is available via the FY2014 CRS Status Table of Appropriations at http://www.crs.gov/Pages/AppropriationsStatusTable.aspx. Information on FY2014 Continuing Resolution measures is available by clicking on the 'Continuing Resolutions' tab in the table."

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