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January 20th, 2014

President Signs FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

On Friday, January 17th, President Obama signed the $1.012 trillion FY14 omnibus spending bill into law, averting a government shutdown. The law contains funding for all 12 separate appropriations bills – and funds federal government operations and programs through September 30, 2014. It adheres to the spending levels set in the December 2013 budget deal, providing $520.5 billion for defense and $491.7 billion for non-defense discretionary programs. The massive law replaces what would have been the second round of across-the-board sequester cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act, providing modest sequester relief in FY14 for important tribal programs such as law enforcement, education, health care and other tribal services. Earlier in the week, the Senate approved the bill by a vote of 72-26, and the House passed the omnibus by a vote of 359-67.

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