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Elmore Furth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-12-09 11:08 AM
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Senate GOP Denied on Spending Filibuster Attempt
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Source: Associated Press

Published: December 12, 2009
Filed at 11:40 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic-controlled Senate on Saturday cleared away a Republican filibuster of a huge end-of-year spending bill that rewards most federal agencies with generous budget boosts.

The $1.1 trillion measure combines much of the year's unfinished budget work -- only a $626 billion Pentagon spending measure would remain -- into a 1,000-plus-page spending bill that would give the Education Department, the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services and others increases far exceeding inflation.

The 60-34 vote met the minimum threshold to end the GOP filibuster. A final vote was set for Sunday afternoon to send the measure to President Barack Obama.

The measure combines $447 billion in operating budgets with about $650 billion in mandatory payments for federal benefit programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. It wraps together six individual spending bills and also contains more than 5,000 back-home projects sought by lawmakers in both parties.

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  -Senate GOP Denied on Spending Filibuster Attempt Elmore Furth  Dec-12-09 11:08 AM   #0 
  - "Whine." - Borrow-and-Spend Republicon Hypocrites  SpiralHawk   Dec-12-09 11:41 AM   #1 
  - They will never admit that they are the  asjr   Dec-12-09 11:53 AM   #2 
     - They will never admit that they are the reason for our recession/depression.  AlbertCat   Dec-12-09 12:36 PM   #3 
     - " A nod is as good as a a blind horse " : )  Grassy Knoll   Dec-12-09 04:34 PM   #4 
  - "rewards federal agencies with generous budget boosts"..."far exceeding inflation"  Psephos   Dec-12-09 08:53 PM   #5 
  - Senate GOP denied on spending filibuster attempt  bemildred   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #6 
  - it's about time money was put into education and health  Rosa Luxemburg   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #7 
  - Maybe we could hold the Senate health care vote on Lieberman's Sabbath  bluestateguy   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #8 
  - Glad to see the goopers put in their place  Cirque du So-What   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #9 
  - Fucking lieberman....  cliffordu   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #10 
  - I'm confused by the 3 Dems waiting for Joe & then voting "no"...  Melinda   Dec-13-09 02:23 AM   #13 
  - Isn't his voting in the Senate considered working?  Beams1969   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #11 
     - No, it would not be considered work  dragonlady   Dec-13-09 01:52 AM   #12 
  - also contains more than 5,000 back-home projects  Toots   Dec-13-09 09:47 AM   #14 

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