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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In Brief: CRS Resources on the FY2014 Funding Gap, Shutdown, and Status of Appropriations

Justin Murray
Information Research Specialist

When federal government agencies and programs lack budget authority, they experience a “funding gap” (sometimes referred to as funding lapses). Under the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. §1341 et seq.), they must cease operations, except in certain circumstances. When there is a funding gap that affects many federal entities, the situation is often referred to as a government shutdown.

This report provides an annotated list of Congressional Research Service (CRS) resources and analyses relevant to

• the funding gap that commenced on October 1, 2013, and terminated on October 17, 2013, with the enactment of P.L. 113-46, a continuing appropriations measure providing appropriations through January 15, 2014;

• historical funding gaps; and

• continuing appropriations measures.

On the subject of government shutdowns, congressional staff who wish to contact CRS experts should refer to CRS Report R41723, Funding Gaps and Government Shutdowns: CRS Experts

Date of Report: November 4, 2013
Number of Pages: 7
Order Number: R43250
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