FY2010 Supplemental for Wars, Disaster Assistance, Haiti Relief, and Court Cases
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On March 23, 2010, the House passed H.R. 4899, the Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act with 5.7 billion in funding to replenish FEMAs Disaster Assistance Fund, and 600 million for a Labor Department summer jobs program. After four days of floor debate from May 24 through May 27, 2010, the Senate passed H.R. 4899 by a vote of 67-28, including not only the 5.7 billion for FEMA but also 36.6 for the Afghan and Iraq wars, 2.9 billion for Haiti relief and reconstruction, 193 million for expenses related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and 13.4 billion for veterans affected by Agent Orange. The Senate bill also adds about 600 million in U.S. disaster aid, 400 million for other foreign aid and deletes the600 million for summer jobs. The 58.9 billion total in the Senate bill is about 4 billion below the Administration request primarily because funds for the federal two court settlements are not included. Funding for those settlements is included in the House but not the Senate version of H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010, and is likely to be settled in conference.
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