Skip to comments.Senate sends up $1.1 trillion bill
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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.....in other news it has been reported that bears never, ever $h!t in the woods......
Only 5000 earmarks. They are finally getting spending under control.
Thank you, Harry and Nancy.
going to be fun in November 2010.
Hey Jug Ears- It’s “NOT” Bush’s fault this time