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The Senate passed the Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution (H J Res 124) on the evening of Thursday, September 18, 2014, voting 78 to 22 to fund federal agencies until December 11, 2014, at current rates. Appropriations Chair, Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), echoed House appropriators in saying that she would work for completion of the 12 regular FY15 appropriations bills during the coming lame duck session following this November's congressional elections. Both chambers are now out of session until November 12, 2014, as Members return home to campaign.