US Senate passes huge spending Bill
on 20/03/2013 22:54:18
The bipartisan 73-26 vote sends the measure to the House, which is expected to approve it on Thursday and ship it to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The measure would fund the day-to-day operating budgets of every Cabinet agency through until September 30, provide another US $87 billion to fund overseas military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and maintain a pay freeze for federal workers.
The measure gives the Pentagon much-sought relief from a cash crunch in accounts for training and readiness and gives veteran health programmes their scheduled increases.