House Passes FY 2011 Spending Bill

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 1:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced an omnibus spending bill to fund government agencies through the rest of fiscal year 2011, proposing to freeze discretionary appropriations at FY 2010 levels while shuffling funds to help get new programs up and running.

The $1.1 trillion funding act unveiled early Wednesday morning by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey, D-Wis., would, among other things, axe congressional earmarks, put a two-year freeze on civilian salaries, cap agency appropriations at FY 2010 levels and let fee-funded agencies and...
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