Obama Inks $250B Short-Term Funding Bill

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 12:57 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama has signed into law stopgap legislation that will fund government operations until March, setting the stage for a clash with the incoming Congress over the federal budget, including funding for the administration’s health care, financial reform and food safety programs.

The White House announced Wednesday that Obama had signed H.R. 3082, a stripped-down $250 billion bill that provides FY 2011 appropriations through March. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on a 193-165 vote Tuesday evening, shortly after the U.S. Senate approved...
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