Not spooked, Congress to OK funds till Oct. 31

With work still to be done on the budgets for the new fiscal year that begins Wednesday, Congress late last week was set to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government operating until Oct. 31 at 2003 spending levels.

'It makes sense to go with a longer continuing resolution, than doing them a week or two at a time,' said John Scofield, spokesperson for the House Appropriations Committee. 'We hope this is the only one we will do.'

Congress also is set to send its first three bills to the White House. The Defense and Homeland Security appropriations bills cleared conference committee earlier in the month, and lawmakers last week were near agreement on the legislative branch bill.

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