House Approves $410 Billion Spending Bill
The legislation is designed to permit most federal agencies to continue operating until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
AP, Wednesday, February 25, 2009
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved $410 billion legislation Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration.
The vote was 245-178, largely along party lines. Republicans assailed the measure as too costly — particularly on the heels of a $787 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed last week….
- This represents a $32,000,000,000.00 increase in spending when compared to the same agencies last year.
- The growth of government from last year is 8.30%
- The Bill contains 8,570 earmarks.
- The White House projected deficit for this year is over 1,500,000,000,000.00. This is more than triple the previous record.
- This bill only coveres the underlying agencies until September 30.