Bush Signs $388 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill

Sanchez, Humberto
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/9/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32026, p5
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The article reports that U.S. President George W. Bush yesterday signed into law a $388 billion fiscal 2005 omnibus spending bill, which includes $343 billion for road building, $7.6 billion for public transit construction, and $1.2 billion for Amtrak. The President's action, which provides funding through September 30, 2005 came after the House unanimously approved separate legislation Monday night that removed a controversial provision from the spending bill that would have granted House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders and their staff access to individuals' income tax returns.


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