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Senate Dems move to win GOP support for more spending

November 29, 2001 Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., appear to be setting up a game of political chicken with Republicans over the $7.5 billion homeland security spending package they now plan to attach to the fiscal 2002 Defense appropriations bill. The senators' move could force...

House passes Defense spending bill, shifting debate to Senate

November 29, 2001 House passage Wednesday of the fiscal 2002 Defense bill and terrorism supplemental at the price tag sought by President Bush shifted the debate over the cost of the war on terrorism to the Senate, which will add it to a lengthy list of measures already awaiting action. Ultimately, a conference...

House GOP leaders win key vote on Defense spending bill

November 28, 2001 House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and GOP leaders this afternoon narrowly won a vote to move forward with the fiscal 2002 Defense appropriations and supplemental bill. The victory came only after leaders quelled a rebellion by GOP appropriators angered that the vote, on rules for proceeding with the bill, would...

GOP takes hard line on using Defense bill to boost other agencies' budgets

November 28, 2001 Setting up an unpredictable party line vote today over the price tag for the war on terrorism, House GOP leaders instructed the Rules Committee Tuesday night to refuse any amendments to the fiscal 2002 Defense appropriations bill that add billions to supplemental spending on domestic security, the military and recovery....

Cheney, OMB deputy seek to head off GOP revolt on spending

November 14, 2001 Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to meet at the White House this morning with House members in a last-ditch effort to keep New York members of the House Appropriations Committee from trying to add $11 billion to the fiscal 2002 terrorism supplemental, in defiance of President Bush's threat to...

OMB, appropriators square off over supplemental spending

November 9, 2001 Relations between the Office of Management and Budget and congressional appropriators, already strained by President Bush's recent veto threat, took a turn for the worse Friday as OMB Director Mitch Daniels accused Congress of trying to pad the bill for the war on terrorism because it is the only way...

Appropriators plan to adhere to Bush's spending limits

November 7, 2001 After a Republican Conference meeting Wednesday, House Appropriations Chairman C.W. Young, R-Fla., said he plans to offer a supplemental amendment to the Defense appropriations bill at a markup next Tuesday that sticks to the $20 billion spending limits set by President Bush and GOP leaders. At the meeting, most members,...

Bush threatens to veto additional security spending

November 7, 2001 Congressional appropriators left a White House meeting with President Bush Tuesday night, no closer to an agreement over spending to fight terrorism, after Bush threatened to veto any bill exceeding the $686 billion cap on the 13 regular bills and the $40 billion supplemental already passed. Capitol Hill's four top...

Disagreement over supplemental stymies Defense spending bill

November 6, 2001 Unable to balance competing demands for supplemental spending from the White House and GOP leaders on one side and appropriators on the other, the House Appropriations Committee has postponed indefinitely its markup of the fiscal 2002 Defense bill and $20 billion terrorism supplemental. The markup had been planned for today....

Pressure grows for more emergency spending

November 2, 2001 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., meets today with House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels and White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card on supplemental funding to respond to the Sept. 11 attacks, as pressure escalates from Democrats and at least two...

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