Second FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes [June 25, 2008]   [open pdf - 356KB]

"On June 19, 2008, the House approved an amended version of H.R. 2642, a bill which makes supplemental appropriations for FY2008 and FY2009, extends unemployment payments, and expands veterans' educational benefits. The bill now passes to the Senate, which may clear the bill for the President if it makes no further amendments. The House-passed bill reflects compromises with the White House on key issues. It extends unemployment benefits for 13 weeks but not 26, allows veterans' educational benefits to be transferred to dependents, does not include an offsetting tax increase, limits the amount of other domestic spending, and delays implementation of six, rather than seven, new Medicaid rules. The House also dropped most Iraq-related policy provisions. In all, the bill provides $183.5 billion in supplemental funding, including $2.65 billion of newly added funds to respond to Midwest floods. Extended unemployment benefits are estimated to cost a net of $10 billion over ten years and enhanced veterans educational benefits $63 billion. […] During its first session, the 110th Congress approved FY2008 emergency supplemental appropriations of $86.8 billion for the Department of Defense and $2.4 billion for international affairs. This left unresolved Administration requests for $102.5 billion for defense and $5.4 billion for international affairs. For congressional action on FY2008 supplemental funding through December 2007, see CRS Report RL34278, 'FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Global War on Terror Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes', which will not be updated further. This CRS report, RL34451, will review congressional action on remaining FY2008 and additional FY2009 supplemental funding and will be updated regularly."

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