Two Spending Bills in the Works

Baumann, David; Smallen, Jill; Mitchell, Charlie
September 2006
National Journal;9/23/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 38, p75
The article reports on the status of the fiscal 2007 Defense and Homeland Security appropriations bills in the U.S. Congress. Republicans agreed to transfer $4 billion from defense accounts into social programs on the Defense spending bill. The Homeland Security spending bill was delayed over a provision that would allow U.S. citizens to import lower-priced prescription drugs across the Canadian borders.


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