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President Obama OKs 5-Day Funding Extension

President Barack Obama approved a stopgap bill before midnight Friday to head off a government shutdown and extend funding through Wednesday, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Bloomberg reports the five-day government funding extension was cleared by the Senate Thursday and approved by the House earlier Friday through voice votes. Congressional leaders …

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Reports: House Plans Vote on Stopgap Bill to Prevent Gov’t Shutdown

House lawmakers plan to vote on a stopgap bill before government funding expires at midnight Friday and give congressional leaders extra time to negotiate a broader spending package, Reuters reported Wednesday. The House bill would allow negotiators to continue discussions on a proposed $1.1 trillion omnibus budget until Wednesday, according to a …

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Report: Lawmakers Adjusted Defense Appropriations Before Omnibus Bill Vote

House and Senate committees reworked the defense appropriations portion of the $1.1 trillion government spending package before the bill advanced to the House floor on Thursday, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McCleary and Bradley Peniston estimate that lawmakers added more than $4 billion to the Defense Department‘s requested fiscal 2015 …

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Omnibus Bill Heads to White House

The Senate voted 72-26 Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill one day after the House passed the bill by a 359-67 vote, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Pete Kasperowicz and Erik Wasson write that President Barack Obama will likely sign the legislation Saturday, when federal funding is scheduled …

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Lawmakers Considering CR Omnibus Strategy

Some members of the Senate Appropriations Committee are considering a return to the omnibus approach as a way to pass a continuing resolution before March 27, the date of a potential government shutdown, Federal Times reports. John Bennett writes an omnibus bill would combine several full-year agency spending bills into …

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Military Health IT Getting $1.4B, With a Catch

Among the many areas fully funded in the omnibus spending package is the Military Health System‘s information technology systems, with $1.4 billion allotted for fiscal year 2012. At the same time, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2012 limits the Pentagon’s power to spend that money. The Act restricts …

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