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Omnibus Appropriation Has Something For Everyone
The Fiscal 2008 omnibus appropriations bill agreed to by Congress and President Bush has something for everyone, politically as well as fiscally. All the non-defense departments and agencies get an appropriation instead of a more restrictive continuing resolution. Bush gets enough war funding to last through spring with no withdrawal strings attached, and Congress gives up its attempt to add about $23 billion to the total Bush proposed for domestic discretionary spending.