Congress Passes Second Continuing Resolution

On October 30, President Obama signed into law the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 appropriations bill (H.R. 2996) (H. Rept. 111-316). The bill includes a second continuing resolution (CR) that provides funding to keep the federal government running until December 18.


National Park Service FY 2010 Budget

On October 30, President Obama signed into law the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 appropriations bill (H.R. 2996) (H. Rept. 111-316) which provides $2.2 billion for the operation of the National Park Service (NPS). This represents a $130 million increase over the FY 2009 level.


Smithsonian Institution FY 2010 Budget

The Smithsonian Institution will receive $791 million under the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies fiscal year (FY) 2010 appropriations bill (H.R. 2996) (H. Rept. 111-316) that was signed into law by President Obama on October 30. This represents a $60 million increase over the FY 2009 level of $731 million.


New Searchable Federal Register Available On-Line

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), working with the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), recently announced it has converted the text of the Federal Register (2000-2009) into XML (extensible markup language) and placed it online in numerous Federal Government portals. The project is part of the Obama administration’s openness and transparency initiative that was begun soon after the President took office last January.