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Appropriators lash out against biennial budgeting

November 1, 2001 Appropriators lashed out Wednesday at the leadership- controlled Rules Committee over a decision to mark up biennial budgeting legislation today. Democratic and Republican appropriators caucused Wednesday between votes to mount an assault on the bill and later fanned out on the House floor to let colleagues know their projects could...

Agencies may get more money for attack recovery efforts

October 31, 2001 House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., Tuesday signaled his willingness to exceed $20 billion in emergency spending planned for the fiscal 2002 Defense appropriations bill, saying the FBI, U.S. Customs Service and recovery efforts in New York and Virginia might require more. Young said he has a list of...

Supplemental spending flap could delay Defense bill

October 30, 2001 In a skirmish with the Office of Management and Budget that could keep the fiscal 2002 Defense appropriations bill off the House floor this week, House Appropriations Committee sources said the panel would not move forward on the bill's emergency supplemental provisions without more information on plans for the administration's...

Administration reports $127 billion budget surplus

October 29, 2001 The Bush administration today said the total budget surplus for fiscal 2001 was $127 billion, more than $30 billion less than predicted just weeks ago and less than half the estimate made when the administration released its budget this spring. Expectations for the surplus plummeted as the economy stalled this...

House votes to keep government open until Nov. 16

October 25, 2001 The House today unanimously approved its fourth fiscal 2002 continuing resolution, 419-0, to extend federal government funding at FY01 levels through Nov. 16, when Congress is scheduled to recess for the weeklong Thanksgiving break. Although just two FY02 spending bills--Interior and Military Construction--have been conferenced and sent to the president,...

Panel approves defense spending bill, then puts it on hold

October 24, 2001 The House Appropriations Committee today reported out a $317.5 billion fiscal 2002 Defense appropriations bill today, but will not file the bill or put it on the House floor until the panel reconvenes to decide how to handle the President's request for the second $20 billion of the $40 billion...

Congress, White House spar over more emergency spending

October 24, 2001 Members of Congress are pushing to add billions of dollars in new funds for agencies to deal with terrorist threats, but the Bush administration has vowed to hold the line at the $40 billion in supplemental funds already signed into law by the President. House Appropriations Committee ranking member David...

White House seeks to expand spending authority

October 24, 2001 In an apparent tug-of-war between the executive and legislative branches, a House-Senate conference on the fiscal 2002 Treasury-Postal appropriations bill has broken down over an administration proposal to broaden the President's discretion over spending within the Executive Office of the President. The White House is pushing hard for conferees to...

Hill offices closed, but legislators plan active week

October 23, 2001 The House and Senate return to work today, in the midst of ongoing anthrax investigations, determined to conduct legislative work in order to send a message--and also to produce needed legislation. Work begins in earnest on an economic stimulus measure, as the House prepares to take up Wednesday a $100...

Lawmakers begin to examine second emergency fund request

October 18, 2001 Even with the congressional office buildings closed and the House out of session, Congress is already busy analyzing the Bush administration's request for the second $20 billion of the $40 billion terrorism supplemental--and determining how it may have to be altered, particularly to meet the recovery needs of New York...