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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 20, 2004

President Encourages Senate to Pass Spending Bill

Today, a minority in the Senate denied a vote on a spending bill that is four months overdue, and that fulfills important commitments: commitments to veterans who need health care; to Africans suffering from AIDS; to FBI agents fighting terror; to children learning to read in our Nation's public schools. This bill stays within the spending limits I proposed. And the Senate needs to pass it.