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President Requests More Money: $45.9 Billion

In a letter to the Speaker of the House, President Bush requested more money from Congress today to fund the war. The request fact sheet is here. He asks for a $45.9 billion dollar amendment to the $150.5 billion pending request (FY2008).

There are some humanitarian allocations in this request such as $794 million for Darfur and Southern Sudan, $385 for humanitarian aide in Africa, etc…. At the same time, keep in mind that the request is in the tens of billions.


October 22, 2007 Posted by | Congress, Economics, George W. Bush, House of Representatives | , , | 1 Comment