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Richard Shelby: Congress to Pass Continuing Resolution Before Election Campaigns

CapitolDomeSen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member, believes Congress will approve a continuing resolution for defense funding before the mid-term campaign period begins in October, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Shelby predicts the resolution likely could fund the Defense Department and other agencies until mid-November, John Bennett reports.

Some analysts also believe the post-midterm session could produce an omnibus defense spending bill for the entire fiscal year 2015, according to the report.

Stan Collender, a federal budget analyst, wrote in a column for Forbes.com that lawmakers would pass a second CR after at least December.

Collender also projects the first CR to take effect between Oct. 1 and mid-December while the second resolution could pass in December.

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