Obama signs appropriations bill

President Barack Obama signed the $915 billion appropriations bill on Dec. 23. The latest continuing resolution providing short-term funding had been set to expire that same day.

The fiscal 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act passed Congress Dec. 17. The legislation contains fiscal 2012 funding for most federal agencies. 

A few other agencies had already had their funding set by a "minibus" budget bill that passed in November.

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Reader comments

Mon, Aug 27, 2012 Marcus Kentucky

I think that law is bull****. I don't think that is going to help people in college trying to get careers, this is yet another way the government is trying to keep people down and poor. This is going to make it yet even harder for people to have enough financing for their education past undergraduate.

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