Senate Starts Debate on $386 Billion Omnibus Package

Vadum, Matthew
January 2003
Bond Buyer;1/17/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31555, p5
Trade Publication
Reports on the commencement of a debate in the U.S. Senate on an omnibus package to complete federal appropriations for the fiscal year that began on October 1, 2002. Provisions under the measure introduced by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens; Resolution funding the federal government.


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