House Clears Spending Measure, Sends Bill to the President

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Contact: Jared King
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***LEGISLATIVE ALERT***

House Clears Spending Measure, Sends Bill to the President

WASHINGTON – By a vote of 318-109, the House today passed a six-month stopgap spending measure, HR 933, which will fund the federal government to the end of fiscal 2013. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.

Yesterday, the Senate amended the original House-passed measure and included three additional appropriations bills— Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science and Homeland Security. 

The spending measure maintains a number of agencies and programs at fiscal 2012 levels, but includes $85 billion in sequester cuts for some agencies and programs.

The Interior and Environment appropriations bill took the biggest hit in the Senate amendment with a reduction of $779 million, while transportation and housing programs saw the greatest increase of $385 million.

The Indian Health Service will see an increase of $53 million over the fiscal 2012 enacted level for the staffing of newly constructed facilities. Additionally, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs, Child Care Entitlement to States program, and other related programs are extended through Sept. 30, 2013.

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