Volume 87 Issue 10 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 9, 2009

Senate Debates Final 2009 Funding

Department: Government & Policy

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called for a Senate vote on a multiagency appropriation bill for fiscal 2009 with just hours left before a stopgap federal funding bill for the year was set to expire. The so-called omnibus spending bill (H.R. 1105) would provide funding for most federal agencies—except for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs—for 2009. A bill that held agency budgets at 2008 levels expired . . .

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