This evening, the House of Representatives paid tribute to outgoing House Appropriations Chairman David Obey. The spontaneous tribute from his fellow appropriators was made during debate on the last appropriations bill Chairman Obey will oversee.
The bill passed the Senate earlier in the day, and House passage by a vote of 193-165 sends the measure to the President for his review and signature.
The short-term continuing resolution funds the federal government through March 4, 2011. It funds most programs including the Department of Defense cancer research programs, the National Institutes of Health cancer research programs, and the cancer control programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at fiscal year 2010 levels. Read the rest of this entry »