Equally troubling, a committee report accompanying the appropriations bill
states, "The Committee does not provide support for CDC's tobacco research activity.
The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill
are rarely finalized by the September 30 deadline.
Each year, federal funding for education is bundled with two other federal agencies in the form of a Labor/Health and Human Services/Education appropriations bill
A presidential veto of the Labor-HHS bill would leave the Congress with three choices: to attempt to override his veto; to pass a massive omnibus appropriations bill
that includes Labor-HHS funding; or to reduce overall spending by $27 billion to match the President's recommended funding levels.
During consideration of the foreign aid appropriations bill
Another CR will be passed by 18 Nov 05 for the appropriations that remain unfinished, including the FY06 Defense Appropriations bill
The Congress did not complete action on the Omnibus Appropriations Bill
, which included full FY 2004 funding for HAVA implementation.
Congress' debate over the FY 2003 Omnibus Appropriations bill
covered all appropriations bills
for federal programs, including the Interior Appropriations bill
that funds the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other natural resource management programs.
It has been a different story in the Senate, however, where so far there have been attempts on four different appropriations bills
to roll back pro-life policies.
However, "we are in a gridlock position right now" because of the impasse over the appropriations bills
, says Mack's deputy press secretary, Bethany Rogers.
Granted, some of the 13 annual appropriations bills
, including Foreign Operations, Defense, and Transportation, contained scaled-back pork.