On July 27th, the House passed the Senate-passed version of the Supplemental Appropriations for FY 2010 (H.R. 4899) and the President signed the bill into law on July 29th.
The Senate first passed this Supplemental Appropriations bill on May 27 by a vote of 67 to 28.
On July 1, the House passed the bill, with the Senate-passed provisions and with a House amendment that was fully paid for and included funding for such items as $10 billion for a fund to prevent the layoff of teachers, $5 billion for Pell Grants, $1 billion for youth jobs, $701 million for border security, and other key priorities.
However, on July 22, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to concur with this House amendment by a vote of 46 to 51. The Senate then passed the identical Supplemental bill that it had passed back on May 27, by voice vote.
The Senate-passed bill provides a total of $58.8 billion in supplemental appropriations for FY 2010 - including $45.4 billion in discretionary funding and $13.4 billion in mandatory funding.
Some of the major components of the discretionary funding include:
- $37.1 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
- $5.1 billion for FEMA disaster relief
- $2.9 billion to support relief efforts in Haiti
The Senate-passed bill also includes $13.4 billion in mandatory funding for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, as requested by the President.