The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

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.


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