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Senate to Try ‘Omnibus’ Approach on Funding Bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill had to pass another stopgap funding measure before Thanksgiving, but had one measure of budget success as they passed a “minibus” bill to fund several Cabinet departments and agencies. Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will try a similar approach but on a bigger scale. …

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House Panel Moves Forward ‘Mini-bus’ Spending Bill

With overwhelming support, the House Appropriations Committee finally passed a spending bill Monday night to prevent a shutdown of federal funding of various government internal agencies and departments. Committee members agreed in a 38-1 vote to pass the “mini-bus” legislation which makes possible for continued funding of the departments of …

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Financial Services, Govt. Appropriations Face Cuts

If a House Appropriations Committee bill moves through without big changes, the Treasury Department and other major government agencies could face budget cuts, FierceGovernment reports. H.R. 2434 calls for a 9 percent cut to agencies under the committee’s jurisdiction in fiscal 2012. The bill reduces funding to $20 billion in …

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Omnibus Spending Bill on the Ropes

In the wake of the Congressional midterm elections and a dust up over appropriations in September that resulted in a continuing resolution, Democrats are once again seeking to pass a spending bill. The Hill reports that Democrats are looking to pass a compromise omnibus spending bill between $1.106 and $1.108 …

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