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Senate sends up $1.1 trillion bill
NY Post ^ | December 13, 2009 | AP

Posted on 12/14/2009 3:26:43 AM PST by Scanian

WASHINGTON — The Senate today passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, including health, education, law enforcement and veterans' programs.

The more-than-1,000-page package, one of the last essential chores of Congress this year, passed 57-35 and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

The weekend action underlined the legislative crush faced by Congress as it tries to wind up the year. After the vote, the Senate immediately returned to the debate on health care legislation that has consumed its time and energy for weeks. Senate Democrats hope to reach a consensus in the coming days on Obama's chief domestic priority.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: appropriations; debtceiling; entitlements; spending

1 posted on 12/14/2009 3:26:43 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Yeah...and of course the Pretenda from Kenya will veto this Pork........

.....in other news it has been reported that bears never, ever $h!t in the woods......

2 posted on 12/14/2009 3:35:22 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Vaquero

Only 5000 earmarks. They are finally getting spending under control.

Thank you, Harry and Nancy.


3 posted on 12/14/2009 3:42:38 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Fresh Wind

going to be fun in November 2010.


4 posted on 12/14/2009 5:00:44 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Fresh Wind

5,000 earmarks

Hey Jug Ears- It’s “NOT” Bush’s fault this time


5 posted on 12/14/2009 5:20:14 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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