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May 13, 2008
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254

OMB Director Nussle Praises Introduction of H.R. 6026
A Clean Supplemental to Provide Troop Funding Without Strings and
Extraneous Spending

Washington, DC — Today, OMB Director Jim Nussle praised Rep. Jerry Lewis for working to advance overdue funding for our troops in harm's way.

"The legislation put forward by Rep. Lewis rightly focuses on the needs of our troops and other national security emergencies.  I applaud him for introducing this bill and for prioritizing the troops over election-year maneuvering.  Congress should put politics aside and pass H.R. 6026."

Background:  The majority of the supplemental request has been pending before Congress for more than 15 months.  It was delivered to Congress with the FY08 Budget on February 5, 2007.