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October 01, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2013) -- Many federal goverment activities have started shutting down as Congress failed yesterday to agree to a continuing budget resolution to keep the government running beyond September 30. Federal agencies last night submitted their shutdown plans  to the Office of Management and Budget.

October 14, 2012

NEW YORK (October 14, 2012) -- Autism Speaks today mourned the passing of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, citing his leadership in Congress for a strong federal funding role for health and autism research.

April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC –  (April 27, 2012) -- As warned earlier this year by Autism Speaks, vital federal funding to continue autism research is now needlessly in jeopardy as a result of getting caught up in a Congressional budget squabble over unrelated issues. 

December 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 31, 2011) -- In a year-end review of Congress, NPR correspondent Tamara Keith reported on a professor's finding that the current Congress is on pace to be the least productive since the 1880s. The renewal of the 2006 Combating Autism Act, signed into law September 30 by President Obama, was singled out as one of the few significant achievements.

December 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (December 23, 2011) -- President Obama today signed into law an omnibus budget bill that includes an estimated $230 million in new federal funding for autism research and services, the first of three annual appropriations authorized under the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act.