Washington Observer

June 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;6/5/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 22, p11
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The article presents news briefs related to the latest happenings in the U.S. Senate and House. The U.S. Senate and House negotiators failed to reach agreement by the Memorial Day recess on a supplemental spending bill that promises billions of dollars for Gulf Coast reconstruction. But House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis says that he is confident that final congressional approval will come quickly after the break. The Senate approved J. Richard Capka on May 26, 2006 to head the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. After a lawmaker lifted a procedural hold, the Senate on May 26 confirmed Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne to be Interior Secretary.


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