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FY2009 Omnibus Measure Enacted

On March 10, the Senate approved, 62-35, H.R. 1105, an omnibus bill that consolidates the nine remaining FY2009 spending bills. The Senate began debating the measure last week (see The Source, 3/6/09); the House approved it on February 25 (see The Source, 2/27/09). President Obama signed the measure into law on March 11.

During debate on the measure, the Senate defeated, 42-52, an amendment by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) to prohibit any of the funds in the omnibus from being used to modify the funding formulas of the Ryan White CARE Act (P.L. 101-381).

The Senate also defeated, 39-58, an amendment by Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) to end funding for the District of Columbia school voucher program after the 2009-2010 school year.

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