On 09/27/08, the Senate passed, by a 72-12 vote, the fiscal 2009 continuing resolution (H.R. 2638) which would extend funding for all government operations through March 6, 2009.
The bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on 09/24/08, includes an extension of the basic pilot/E-verify program (section 143) and an extension of the EB-5 regional center pilot program (section 144). Both extensions would only last through the term of the continuing resolution.
The measure now heads to the President for signature. It does not take effect until signed.