10/2/08: On the evening of September 30, 2008, the President signed into law H.R. 2638, the Fiscal Year 2009 Continuing Resolution package just prior to the end of the fiscal year. The new public law is PL 110-329 and contains the 3.9 percent pay raise and numerous other NTEU-backed provisions reported earlier.
This law funds agencies for programs covered by the nine unfinished appropriations bills (including the Treasury Department) at 2008 levels until enactment of their bills or until March 6, 2009, whichever comes first. The Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and Veteran Affairs are funded through FY 2009.