Panels Pass Supplemental Spending Bills

Sanchez, Humberto
April 2003
Bond Buyer;4/2/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31606, p1
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The House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved separate supplemental spending bills that would provide 80 billion dollars to help pay for the war with Iraq, including up to 2.2 billion dollars to help state and local governments cover the cost of emergency preparedness. The House bill, which would total roughly 78 billion dollars, includes 2.2 billion dollars for �first responders,� 200 million dollars over what U.S. President George W. Bush requested. The measure was approved on a 59-to-0 vote at a committee markup. Before approving the bill, the panel rejected, on a 35�28 party-line vote, an amendment offered by ranking member David R. Obey, that would encourage spending by 2.5 billion dollars, including providing an extra 300 million dollars for firstresponders and another 50 million dollars to refurbish Amtrak tunnels between New York and Washington.


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