By Julian Pecquet - 10/01/13 07:18 PM EDT
“The Department expects most offices, bureaus, and State elements at posts to continue to function for a limited period of time even if no new appropriations bill or continuing resolution is enacted by October 1,” a State Department spokesman told The Hill. “Department elements using 'multi-year' funds with available balances will continue operations as long as this funding is available.”
Thirty-five of the president's nominees are currently waiting for Senate confirmation, according to a list compiled by the American Foreign Service Association. They include nominees to high-profile posts such as Canada and the European Union.