$1T Bill Ups Tech, Finance Budgets, Cuts ACA Funds

Law360, Washington (January 14, 2014, 5:02 PM EST) -- The $1.012 trillion federal appropriations bill proposed Monday is a mixed bag for health, technology and banking agencies, cutting funding for some Affordable Care Act programs but upping the budgets of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, among others.

The proposed omnibus bill, jointly announced by the leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees late Monday, ties together 12 different appropriations measures to provide federal government funding through to the end of September, when...
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