Senate Deal Would Fund DC Through Sept. 2014

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, left, listens to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., as Senate Democrats gather outside the Capitol to urge Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other House Repub... Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, left, listens to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., as Senate Democrats gather outside the Capitol to urge Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other House Republicans, to break the impasse on a funding bill and stop the government shutdown that is now in its second week, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Washington. With so many furloughed federal workers living in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs outside Washington, senators from those states made special pleas. From left to right are Mayor Vincent Gray, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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The Senate plan to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling would grant the District of Columbia budget authority through Sept. 2014.

Although the plan funds the federal government through Jan. 15, the bill would allow the D.C. government to spend its own money for much longer, according to the Washington Post

The District raises $6 billion in local funds for city operations, according to the Post, but is subject to Congressional appropriations under the city’s home rule charter.

 

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