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June 27, 2008
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254

OMB Director Nussle on Senate Passage of H.R. 2642

Washington, DC — Today, OMB Director Jim Nussle issued the following statement on the Senate passage of H.R. 2642, the Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2008.

“The Senate has overwhelmingly cleared a bill that will ensure our troops serving in harm's way receive needed funding.  

“Even though this action comes more than 500 days after the President's initial request, lawmakers ultimately passed a bill that achieved the President's three principles: meeting the needs of our troops, not tying the hands of military commanders, and not exceeding his requested discretionary spending levels.

“This is a victory for our men and women in uniform, and the President will sign this bill.”