Tough Negotiations Loom for Spending Bill

Ichniowski, Tom
May 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/15/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p9
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This article reports that after the U.S. Senate's May 4, 2006 approval of a $109-billion supplemental spending measure, appropriators from that chamber now face difficult discussions on a final bill with the U.S. House, which passed legislation carrying a $91.9-billion price tag. For construction, the Senate package's main items are in its $28.9 billion to continue rebuilding the Gulf Coast after 2005's hurricanes. The White House has said that U.S. President George W. Bush will veto the final supplemental if it exceeds $94 billion.


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