FY2009 Spring Supplemental Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations
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On June 11, 2009, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees announced a conference agreement on H.R. 2346, a bill providing supplemental appropriations for the remainder of FY2009. The House passed the conference report 226 to 202 on June 16 the Senate passed it 91 to 5 on June 18. President Obama signed it into law P.L. 111-32 on June 24. On key issues, the agreement includes 5 billion, as in the Senate bill, to support U.S. loans to the International Monetary Fund, does not include a Senate provision allowing the Secretary of Defense to exempt photos of military detainees from release under the Freedom of Information Act does not include 80 million requested for the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice to facilitate closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison prohibits the release of Guantanamo detainees in the United States and prohibits transfers of prisoners except to be prosecuted provides 1.9 billion for H1N1 pandemic flu preparedness declared to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization on June 11, along with 5.8 billion more, contingent on the President determining it is needed and 1 billion for the Cash for Clunkers program to provide payments to consumers who trade in their inefficient vehicles and purchase more fuel efficient ones.
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