Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Congress approves $410 billion spending bill

The U.S. Congress on Tuesday sent $410 billion bill to President Barack Obama against Republican objections over the price tag for this quarter's government funding.

"It takes care of these government agencies that have been, over the Bush years, so underfunded," said Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Many Republicans resisted the bill because it raised spending by 8 percent above fiscal 2008 levels.

The bill also begins lifting restrictions on travel and trade tp Cuba -- something promised by Obama during the campaign season.

Congress sends last 2009 spending bill to Obama

Reuters - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled US Congress on Tuesday approved a $410 billion bill to fund most of the government through September 30, sending it to President Barack Obama despite Republican objections to the price ...

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