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Monday, October 28, 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.” 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 current shutdown (i.e., commencing October 1, 2013), funding gaps (sometimes referred to as lapses), and FY2014 continuing appropriations now under consideration.

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. Status information on pending regular appropriations and continuing appropriations measures and links to related CRS analytical products is available via the FY2014 CRS Status Table of Appropriations at Information on FY2014 Continuing Resolution measures are available by clicking on the “Continuing Resolutions” tab in the table.

CRS reports on regular appropriations measures and component reports on particular programs and agency appropriations are available at

Date of Report: October 11, 2013
Number of Pages: 6
Order Number: R43250
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