House Democrats are working on a continuing resolution to extend federal spending at fiscal 2008 levels through March 6, including a potential stopgap measure to continue for five months the Federal Aviation Administration's authority to provide grants that are sometimes used in conjunction with tax-exempt bonds for airport projects.

The House Appropriations Committee said yesterday that it expects to bring up the legislation sometime this week, while the House minority whip's schedule listed a continuing appropriations bill for possible consideration this morning. The current fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

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