Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub.L. 110–252, H.R. 2642), which was signed into law on June 30, 2008, is an Act of Congress that appropriated $250 billion for ongoing military operations and domestic programs. This law is an example of an Appropriation bill, a bill that grants the government permission to spend a certain amount of money.
The law includes funding for:
- $162 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into 2009.
- $63 billion over 10 years for improved veterans' education benefits, called the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
- $12.5 billion over two years for an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits.
- $2.7 billion to replenish disaster aid and relief funds after the June 2008 Midwest floods.
- Blocks of six new Medicaid rules that would have cut state funding by $10 billion over the next five years.
- $10.1 billion in other spending.
- http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/06/20080630.html HR 2642 signed into law.
- http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jU37DTVnMyGyNl-1YCub6OJO3mFwD91KG6GO1 AP summary of law[dead link]
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