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House finally passes supplemental spending bill

May 24, 2002 Shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, an exhausted House passed the $28.8 billion fiscal 2002 supplemental spending package by a vote of 280-138, an hour after GOP leaders pushed a second, closed rule through the floor on a narrow 213-201 party line vote. Democrats spent almost all of Thursday protesting the ...

House heads for vote on fiscal 2002 supplemental appropriations

May 22, 2002 House GOP leaders, intent late Tuesday on taking the fiscal 2002 supplemental spending bill to the floor Wednesday, were crafting a rule designed to secure the necessary 218 Republican votes to move the process forward. During a Tuesday afternoon GOP Conference meeting, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., insisted the House ...

Appropriations panel passes supplemental bill, but obstacles remain

May 16, 2002 On its third go-around, the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday reported out a $29.4 billion fiscal emergency supplemental spending bill by voice vote, sending the package to the House floor for a vote next Wednesday or Thursday. Although the committee successfully worked its way through two controversial amendments on international family ...

Under pressure, House panel delays action on supplemental bill

May 8, 2002 Wednesday's scheduled House Appropriations Committee markup of the $30 billion fiscal 2002 supplemental spending bill has been postponed at least until Thursday. Although Appropriations Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., said the markup was put on ice to work through a dispute between committee Democrats and Republicans over a defense matter, several ...

Appropriators detail supplemental, reprimand administration

May 7, 2002 After a delay of nearly two weeks, House appropriators are ready to go to a markup Wednesday morning on a $29.8 billion fiscal 2002 supplemental spending package to provide additional current-year funds to fight the war of terrorism, beef up homeland security and rebuild New York. The bill also contains ...

GOP leaders confront fights over supplemental spending bill

May 6, 2002 With the House Appropriations Committee markup of the fiscal 2002 supplemental spending bill now set for Wednesday morning, the clock soon will begin ticking for GOP leaders to resolve several behind-the-scenes, intraparty squabbles that could cost them crucial votes on the floor. Although House leaders repeatedly have urged quick action ...

Talks settling on $30 billion supplemental measure

May 3, 2002 Buoyed by productive discussions with the Office of Management and Budget Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee is hopeful it can have an fiscal 2002 supplemental of roughly $30 billion that enjoys bipartisan support ready to circulate among committee members as early as Friday. Negotiations with OMB and committee Democrats were ...

Treasury says U.S. will hit debt ceiling in mid-May

May 1, 2002 The Treasury Department Wednesday issued revised projections of the government's borrowing needs that now show the government will bump up against the current $5.95 trillion legal limit by mid-May. If the statutory debt ceiling has not been raised by then, Treasury said it will have to use "a number of ...

Bush summons GOP leaders on supplemental spending bill

May 1, 2002 In a bid to jump-start congressional action on his $27.1 billion fiscal 2002 supplemental spending request, President Bush called House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., to the White House for a meeting Wednesday. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., also is expected to attend the meeting, which comes nearly six ...

Senate pushes to avert budget 'chaos'

April 29, 2002 With the Memorial Day recess less than a month away and the Senate's marathon energy debate finally wrapped up, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., now confronts what may be one of his toughest decisions as floor leader: whether, and under what conditions, to bring up the chamber's fiscal 2003 ...