Keeping an eye on legislation

On Wednesday, March 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a temporary appropriations bill that would fund federal operations until March 18. The current continuing resolution was set to expire on March 4. The resolution cuts $4 billion in spending by targeting programs that President Obama has already marked for elimination and reductions. The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 1 and by the Senate on March 2.

Easter Seals actively supports people with autism and their families by appealing to Congress and federal agencies in Washington, D.C. to create and support programs that help people with disabilities gain greater independence. We will continue monitoring legislation covering the remainder of FY2011 (which ends September 30) in support of people with autism and other disabilities. Sign up for Easter Seals’ legislative email updates to stay on top of breaking news from Capitol Hill.


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