Senate approves $410B appropriations bill
The Senate approved a $410 billion appropriations package on Tuesday, a bill that increases funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

The Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act provides $2.1 billion to the BIA, an increase of $140 million from current levels. The IHS will receive $3.6 billion, an increase of $235 million from current levels.

President Barack Obama has indicated he will sign the bill.

Get the Story:
Senate Approves $410 Billion Bill to Fund Federal Government (The Washington Post 3/11)
Senate Clears Spending After Fractious Debate (The New York Times 3/11)

FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act:
H.R.1105 | Text and Explanatory Statement | More Details

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