The 2011 fiscal year has been a veritable mess of pseudo-budgetary measures that avoided a government shutdown after Democrats refused to offer a spending plan in the last Congress. For those who did not follow intimately the continuing resolution chaos of FY 2011, ATR offers below a summary of our work leading up to the final funding deal signed into law last week that will keep the government running until September 30 and takes the unprecedented step of cutting, rather than increasing, spending baselines from the previous year.

Apples to Oranges: Clarifying Cuts in the CR

Taxpayers Can Claim Victory in Budget Deal

Government Shutdown

Coalition Urges Congress to Keep CR Earmark-Free

CFA Urges House to Support CR

ATR Statement of Policy on the Short-Term Continuing Resolution

Republicans Stand Steadfast with Taxpayers

A Look Back on Democrats' "Leadership" On Spending

CFA Opposes Democrats' Alternate CR

CFA Warns Senators: Vote Yes on H.R. 1

Is That The Best Democrats Can Do?

Who's Afraid of a Government Shutdown?

Continuing Resolution Shows Republicans Are Ready to Lead

Ending the Spending Spree: FY 2011 Spending Levels Released

ATR & CFA Supportive of CR, Expect More Spending Restraint in the Spring

Lessons Learned? Cromnibus Goes Down in Senate

The Democrat Cromnibus v. the Republican CR

Christmas Come Early for Senators Eyeing Cromnibus?

CFA Urges House: Vote No on FY 2011 CR

CFA Warns Senate: Vote No on Continuing Appropriations Act

CFA Supports the RSC Continuing Resolution