June 20, 2008
The House approved also on June 19th a compromise War Supplemental that contains a total of $186.5 billion in supplemental funding for FY08 and FY09. The bill includes $9.9 billion for the International Affairs Budget. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration and it is unclear how the compromise bill will be received as the additional $10 billion in domestic spending included in the Senate version of the bill was removed in the House compromise. The Democratic leadership hopes to have a final bill for the White House before the July 4th recess.