Shutdown Update: CRs that have passed in Congress

I searched far and wide for information on what legislation that is being pressed through Congress, and I found little bits here and there, but none of it all in one place. So, here are the continuing resolutions that Congress is working on, and a brief update on each piece of legislation:

Pay Our Military Act (H R 3210)
This continuing resolution was passed by the House on September 29, before the shutdown began. It allows the military to continue to be paid during any shutdown of FY2014. It passed the House 423-0, was passed by voice vote in the Senate, and was signed into law by the president on September 30.

District of Columbia (H J Res 71)
The District of Columbia is governed directly by Congress, and even though the District continues to collect funds throughout the shutdown, all the money goes into the federal government coffers before being disbursed to the District. This CR was necessary to release the DC funds to the District. It was passed by a voice vote in the House (which allowed Democrats to not have to vote against it), and has not yet been considered by the Senate.

National Parks (H J Res 70)
A bill funding the National Park Service has been passed by the House of Representatives on October 2. The bill passed 252-173, with one Republican voting against it (Rep. Don Young of Alaska), and 23 Democrats voting for it. It has not yet been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

National Institutes of Health (H J Res 73)
This CR has been passed by the House of Representatives. Famously, Senator Harry Reid, when asked about funding childhood cancer trials, replied, “Why would we want to do that?” The CR passed the House 254-171, with 25 Democrats voting for it, and one Republican voting against (John Duncan of Tennessee). It has not been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act (H R 3230)
This continuing resolution would ensure that the shutdown doesn’t affect payroll for the National Guard and Reserve. It passed the House on October 3, by a vote of 265-160, with 36 Democrats voting for it. It has not yet been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

Veterans Benefits (H J Res 72)
This continuing resolution ensures that there’s funding available for veterans benefits, including disability payments, the GI bill, education training and VA home loans. It passed the House on October 3 by a vote of 259-157, with 35 Democrats voting for it. It has not yet been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act (H J Res 85)
This CR funds the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It passed the House on October 4 by a vote of 247-164, with 23 Democrats voting for it. It has not been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

Nutritional Assistance and Low-Income Women and Children Act (H J Res 75)
This continuing resolution provides funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. It passed the House on October 4 by a vote of 244-164, with 22 Democrats voting for it. It has not been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H R 3223)
This resolution provides for the compensation of federal employees after the shutdown is done. They will receive back pay for all the time off they’ve had. This bill passed the House on October 5 by a vote of 407-0. The Senate has promised prompt action, and the president has said he will sign it.

Food and Drug Administration CR (H J Res 77)
This CR funds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through December 15. It passed the House on October 7 by a  vote of 235-162, with one Republican voting against (John Duncan of Tennessee), and 20 Democrats voting in favor.  It has not been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.

Head Start CR (H J Res 84)
This CR funds the Head Start program until December 15.  It passed the House on October 8 by a vote of 248-168, with 2 Republicans voting against (Huelskamp of Kansas and Duncan of TN), and 23 Democrats voting in favor.  It has not been considered by the Senate, and the president has issued a veto threat.