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A worker walks the corridors of the United States Capitol. AP file photo

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What you need to know about the stopgap spending measure

New projects and programs will go unfunded and there will be no new policy riders.

Our colleagues at National Journal Daily, report Republicans in Congress agreed to the $1.047 trillion stop-gap budget measure -- which you might know as the continuing resolution -- to avoid a spending battle during the lame-duck session. Here's a look at some keys aspects of the CR. National Journal subscribers can read more here.

  • The annual rate of the CR is $26.6 billion below last year's level.
  • Funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Relief Fund stays flat at $6.4 billion.
  • $88.5 billion goes toward war-related funding, the amount requested by the White House.
  • New projects and programs will go unfunded.
  • There will be no new policy riders.

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