The risk of a government shutdown is off the table until next fall after nine-month fiscal year 2012 spending bill became law over the weekend.
The omnibus bill passed in the Senate on Saturday with a 67-32 vote and was signed into law later that afternoon. The total funding for the bill including war funds exceeds $1 trillion.
The released summary of the spending bill showed that certain departments received overall cuts, but certain agencies within departments actually received more funding than fiscal 2011.
The Defense Department received $5.1 billion more than last year and included a 1.6 percent pay raise for the department, increases to TRICARE premiums capped at the cost-of-living and the addition of the chief of National Guard to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to a Federal News Radio report.
While the Department of Homeland Security will receive $2 billion less than last year, certain parts received increased funds such as the $11.7 billion Customs and Border Protection received, which is $362 million more than fiscal 2011.
HHS saw an overall decrease, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saw an increase of $38 million from last year to $6.1 billion. The National Institutes of Health was allotted $30.7 billion, an increase of $299 million and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services received $3.9 billion, an increase of $241 million.