On September 28, the President signed into law a six-month continuing budget resolution (H. J. Res. 117) to fund the federal government until March 27, 2013. The stopgap funding measure will set government spending at $1.047 trillion, as established by the Budget Control Act of 2011. The $1.047 trillion funding level represents a slight 0.6 percent across-the-board increase to FY 2012 spending levels. This increase was not distributed evenly; HUD programs received level funding. After clearing the legislation for the President’s approval, Congress went into recess until after the November elections.