posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 07:40 AM
U.S. House Approves $154 Billion Jobs Bill, Debt Limit Increase
The U.S. House approved a $154 billion economic-aid package and a $290 billion increase in the legal limit on government borrowing as the chamber
wrapped up its legislative business for the year.
The lawmakers voted 218-214 yesterday to raise the debt ceiling to $12.394 trillion, the fourth such increase in 18 months. Hours later, the House
approved on a 217-212 vote the new spending for infrastructure projects, extended unemployment benefits and aid to state governments.
The chamber also passed a $636 billion defense budget bill yesterday. All three measures await Senate action.
This Bill should reach Obama's desk by Christmas..
The Defence appropriations part of The bill includes $2.5 billion to buy 10 additional Boeing Co. C-17 transports. The Pentagon didn’t request
any.... The defense bill Also includes stopgap provisions to ensure that unemployment benefits aren’t cut off over the holidays. It also postpones
for two months a scheduled 21 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements to doctors. Expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act, passed in the aftermath
of the Sept. 11 attacks to strengthen the government’s powers to fight terrorism, would be extended through Feb. 28
Just what all did they sneak in and why were they included in the defence portion of the bill???
well it still awaits Senate action so lord knows what those people will add to this farce..