War, Off the Books

Baumann, David
April 2006
National Journal;4/22/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 16, p40
The article reports on the opposition of U.S. lawmakers to the emergency supplemental bills that would allow the Congress to fund the war in Iraq. Since the invasion of Iraq by U.S. forces in March 2003, the Congress has approved about $250 billion in supplemental spending for the mission. According to the estimate of the Congressional Research Service, the war would costs $9.8 billion a month starting in fiscal 2006. A budget resolution passed by the Senate limits the use of emergency spending designations to $90 billion for fiscal 2007.


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