Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
Shows & Panels
Breakdown of $4B cuts in 2-week bill
Tuesday - 3/1/2011, 6:57pm EST
Federal News Radio
Congress is one step closer to averting a government shutdown this week after the House passed a bill Tuesday that continues to fund government for two weeks after the current spending measure ends on March 4.
The bill must be passed by the Senate and signed by the president before a shutdown is averted.
The new spending measures would make $4 billion in cuts.
"The CR [continuing resolution] contains funding to allow all government agencies and programs to continue operating at the current level of spending for the next two weeks, until March 18, 2011, except for several programs that will be terminated or cut," according to the House Appropriations Committee website.
Some of the proposed cuts include:
- Smithsonian Institution Legacy Fund = -$30 million
- LEAP program (Department of Education) = -$64 million
- Even Start (Education) = -$66 million
- Smaller Learning Communities (Education) = -$88 million.
- Highways - additional general funds (Federal Highways Administration) = -$650 million
The spending reductions also included nearly $2.8 billion in savings by eliminating earmarks.