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President signs legislation funding government through FY 2013

March 27, 2013

President Obama yesterday signed a continuing resolution funding the government through September while adding appropriations and flexibility for certain agencies, without increasing overall funding. The current CR was due to expire today, March 27. The new CR includes a $71 million increase for the National Institutes of Health and would require the administration to obligate all fiscal year 2013 funds appropriated for community health centers. The legislation retains the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that took effect March 1 under the Budget Control Act, including the 2% reduction to providers’ Medicare payments.