Congress voted to approve a massive spending bill on Tuesday.
Wired PR News – The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve a spending measure that will provide additional aid to fund programs related to energy research, food assistance, and other projects. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Congress granted their approval for a $410 billion spending bill that Obama is anticipated to sign on Wednesday.
The formerly bipartisan bill, which was said to be a major priority for congressional Democrats, was reportedly intended to see completion last fall, but was halted to prevent election year scuffles between parties.
Passage of the measure has been controversial due to the belief of many GOP leaders that it is escalating the issue of excessive spending. House Republican leader John Boehner is quoted as stating in the report, “If it had not been for the stimulus and the budget proposal it might have been … noncontroversial… The stimulus bill riled an awful lot of people up. … And then the budget proposal comes out.”