Bush OKs $555B 2008 Spending Package While Criticizing Earmarks

Ackerman, Andrew
December 2007
Bond Buyer;12/28/2007, Vol. 362 Issue 32782, p6
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The article reports on the approval of a $555 billion fiscal 2008 omnibus spending package by U.S. President George W. Bush on December 26, 2007. The report notes that the spending package will fund non-defense federal programs, but not before he criticized the Congress for including nearly 10,000 earmarks in the bill that total more than $10 billion. The president signed the bill after it cleared the House and the Senate by wide margins.


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