Congress passed several bills allocating money to student groups and also passed a resolution calling for safety at the Carolina Power & Light Co. Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.
Congress members have found themselves with much less money to distribute to student organizations than originally expected for the year and had to confront that problem in giving out the night's appropriations.
"Be steady. Be consistent. Try and afford (student) groups the same opportunities as before," said Patrick Frye, student body treasurer, before Congress heard from student organizations.
Congress allocated $997.50 total to the Hellenic Student Association, the Carolina Electronic Music Symposium and the N.C. Student Rural Health Coalition.
Speaker Alexandra Bell said the lack of funds is rooted in Congress spending habits going back nine or 10 years.
Bell said recent funding problems also stem not from bad decisions, but from more student organizations than expected requesting money.
"We could remedy the problem by borrowing from next year's Congress (funds)," Bell said. "But the general consensus is not to do that."
She said Congress should consider the option of fund raising to combat the lack of funds.
Campus affairs were not the only major concern of the night - Congress also discussed the impact of CP&L's handling of nuclear waste storage.