On Tuesday President Bush signed a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government for another twelve months.
The president signed the $634 billion spending bill on the last day of the federal government’s budget year. Even though the bill was more expensive than the president would have liked, it was a piece of legislation that was a “must pass” before Congress adjourns.
As mentioned earlier, the Senate attempted to add a $56 billion dollar stimulus package that would have included $1.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Unfortunately the measure failed to receive the 60 votes needed.