Friday, October 02, 2015
USCIRF Extended To December 11 As Part of Congressional Continuing Resolution
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has received at least a temporary reprieve. On Wednesday President Obama signed the Continuing Appropriations Act that funds the government until December 11. The funding provisions are a rider to HR 719, the TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015. (Full text of Act.) In addition, Sec. 147 of the Act extends the life of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to December 11. Without this extension, USCIRF would have ceased to exist on Sept. 30.