FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.”