House likely to consider FY14 CR next week

The House of Representatives is likely to take up a short-term, stopgap funding measure (a continuing resolution, or CR) next week, CQ.com reports. Such a measure would avert a government shutdown at the end of this month and is not expected to last more than two to three months. CQ notes that the CR would likely continue discretionary spending into fiscal 2014, which begins on October 1, at current levels: 

“Many conservative Republicans oppose funding the government at the fiscal 2013 level… Still, lawmakers in both parties and chambers this week indicated that they are expecting Congress to back a short-term measure to allow members to focus on Syria.”

Department of State exchange programs would likely continue at current FY13 levels in a CR.