The President and Congress did extend the current continuing resolution funding the federal government to December 21 ( H. J. Res. 69). Congress did pass a fiscal year 2008 defense authorization bill that should avoid the threatened Pentagon layoff of civilian employees. It should be an interesting week.
OPM issued its semi-annual regulatory agenda on December 10, which only contained one item — a veteran’s preference regulation.
The Congressional Budget Office issued a report on the long term outlook for health care spending in the United States.