H.R.1105 - Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009

Making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. view all titles (95)

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  • Short: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: Making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Science Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Popular: Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2009' as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Science Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Science Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
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  • Short: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Science Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 as passed senate.

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Anonymous 02/26/2009 8:48am

Earmarks are less than 2% in this bill. You can try to create drama by saying NINE THOUSAND but that is meaningless. And earmarks are way better than giving authorization for war so no it is not “the most insane thing” ever passed regardless of the economy. And if you do care about the economy, govt spending is GOOD which is effectively what earmarks are.

mouseissue 03/14/2009 8:31am
in reply to ams_fun Mar 10, 2009 5:21am

The college you’re describing must be “in the tank” with the “big government” tax and spenders (i.e. liberal Democrats).

You (and your professors) need to study the true economic history of America. EVERY TIME our economy was down and gov’t spending and/or taxes went up, the ecomomy slid further downward FOR YEARS. The reverse was always also true.

Our current recession was brought on by: (1) A law passed years ago requiring lenders to finance mortgages to those who could not afford to repay, (2) greed and corruption on Wall Street, (3) greed, corruption, and lack of corporate oversight by government.

CHECK FOR YOURSELF…
Consider studying American economic history in books that were published prior to 1992. After that, they started to become very biased toward liberalism.

mike7777 03/02/2009 3:50pm

And another thing…

Was in such a hurry I forgot this point:

What about the PMA connections. Lobbying firm that the FBI shut down. But, their stuff is still in the Bill!

I can’t believe that the House pushed that embarrassment right on through. Have they no shame?

EVERYTHING that has PMA’s fingerprints on it should be removed from the Bill. No exceptions.

Unreal.

Nowabouthat 03/29/2009 9:35pm

Obama is exercising the President’s appointing power of US government owned corps, like agencies, into corps that accept US funding like foreign aid funding. By firing GM’s CEO has has taken over the corporation based on federal funding without a board vote. Poison pills can’t be taken or it’s prison.

zanderman 02/26/2009 9:45am

It’s over 9000! Sorry… couldn’t resist.

But on a serious note, it’s important to remember that this 9 spending bills. $410 billion is a huge price tag, but it funds a large portion of the bill for US government. And many of the earmarks are good. People have a kneejerk anti-earmark reaction, but many of them fund programs we all appreciate, such as ones to combat meth labs or ones that protect the Chesapeake Bay and its blue crabs.

But some of them are pretty ridiculous. For some good examples, check out my blog at

http://www.insidecongresstoday.com/2009/02/wednesday-a-day-in-which-many-billions-in-spending-are-approved-by-the-house.html

zanderman 03/05/2009 3:31pm

Another shameless plug for my blog: http://www.insidecongresstoday.com/2009/03/their-incumbency-is-ended-but-their-earmarks-linger-on.html

Over 400 earmarks in the bill are from people who are no longer in Congress. Interesting how that works, huh?

drktalley 03/31/2009 10:58pm
in reply to SCMomof2 Mar 31, 2009 6:05am

You are absolutely right, I love this site, but I think everyone is missing the big picture. Look at any bill, on any topic, they all have one thing in common. The use of someone else’s money…gov’t does not create jobs, economic growth does. The gov’t does not make a single dime. They simply collect taxes and borrow money that JQpublic has to pay back. The problem is they are trying to run gov’t like a business. Yet no-one wih a BS in Business is in charge! Get rid of the lawyers in the House and maybe things would start to change. every idiot in this country knows you can’t spend more than you have. The laws are designed to keep you stupid and confused, and by the looks of our nation…it’s working.

Nowabouthat 03/29/2009 9:35pm

Obama is earmarking corporations that accept federal funding. He is firing CEOs voted on by the corporation and excepting CEOs of US government corporations, like OPIC and MCC, that he appoints; they won’t have performance pay capped or taxed or taken away through programs that measure performance that he is canceling. The US corporations are foreign aid, which is budget says he will double and that is what he is earmarking. Legislation for programs outside the US corporations is passed as a domestic program first and then the foreign aid programs are passed based on the US programs. Some of these are infrastructure(stimulus) programs that are not passed. Children’s insurance and food security programs are already mirrored.

mike7777 03/02/2009 10:42am

1) The President made a campaign promise against earmarks. He should intervene and show leadership.

2) More than a few Obama Administration Insiders have earmarks in this bill:
Vice President Biden has his name attached to $94.9 million in earmarks.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sponsored or cosponsored a total of $227.4 million.
Secretary of State Clinton, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Labor Secretary Solis, and Chief of Staff Emanuel all have their names attached to at least one earmark.

3) I just heard Robert Gibbs on CSPAN say that the President just wants to look forward in regards to earmarks (this Bill is left-over business from before his Administration). What a cop-out. He’s breaking his campaign promise and he should NOT get away with it. He’s saying he’ll let 9,000 (nine thousand) slip by this time… giving them a pass on this one. How pathetic.

Americans have a reason to be outraged. This Bill needs to be STOPPED in the Senate.

Rowland 03/29/2009 11:28pm

The GM CEO Obama fired was appointed by the board when Bush was elected.

walkerusa 03/05/2009 6:44pm

I am not blogging anything here .. when we don’t have money we should not be spending recklessly. I say hogwash on previous admin .. they are not around to sign; regardless of party, if the spend cannot be justified in clear current terms (job creation, etc) our current reps/senators should demand line item veto and get the waste out (they are free to fund it out of their own pockets if it is so important)

SCMomof2 03/31/2009 6:05am
in reply to Anonymous Feb 26, 2009 8:48am

Spending money you don’t have is NOT good.
Earmarks are not always bad.

There are many things created that are useful like post offices in rural areas, additional space for schools, etc. This is a terrible bill in my thoughts on it.

We are all going to see it differently but someone is right in this. I hope it’s those who think like you because if I’m right and the slimgpd is right, we’re in a lot of trouble, my friend… a lot of it.

rjacobs 03/02/2009 1:20pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 26, 2009 8:48am

Exactly – those less than 2% earmarks are NOT the PROBLEM. The other 98% IS THE PROBLEM. At least one could make the argument that the 2% earmarks are going toward projects that are important to the residents of a particular congressional district. The sheer size and scope of government is the problem. Anyone that argues that government spending is GOOD may not understand basic economics. The source of all government income is taxes and other revenues that ultimately detract from productive activity. Government rape and pillage of the economy complicit with the big business interests (BANKS and THOSE BACKED BY BANKS) that benefit from the protection and largess of government spending is the cause of our current economic problem. As for the war, I agree that is a colossal waste of money and lives as well. What is a “withdrawal” from Iraq of “all but 50,000 troops”? That’s called a LIE.

Snik 03/12/2009 11:47am

I don’t know why everyone is getting so upset about the earmarks….I think those were actually left in there purposely to distract people from what really happened. They just passed the biggest tax increase on the middle and lower income brackets ever in the history of our country, and we’re talking about some insignificant earmarks. Oh, the tax increase goes under the better known name “Cap and Trade”.

drktalley 03/31/2009 11:05pm

They haven’t listen in 150 years, why start now?

mouseissue 03/14/2009 8:42am
in reply to Snik Mar 12, 2009 11:47am

AMEN Snik!.. I would like to see these liberal’s faces whan they look at their electric and gas bills AFTER “Cap and Trade” takes effect.

If any of them were complaining about $4.00 a gallon gas, just wait and see how expensive it will get with this “Carbon Credit Crap”.
As a sidebar… When you consider the concept of “Carbon Credits”, it’s really a false ecomony designed to overlook pollution by those with lots of $$$ and really slam it everyone else.

We better stock up on firewood and candles.
We should also get those bicycles lubed and/or horses & mules ready.
We are going back to the 1800’s.

SCMomof2 03/31/2009 6:02am

When will the leaders of our Government LISTEN TO THE CONSTITUENTS?!

drktalley 03/31/2009 10:45pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 26, 2009 8:48am

You are correct to a point, govt spening is good, however they must stop spending more than is collected directly from taxes. Congress’ right to borrow money against the people of the United State should be abolished..

drktalley 03/31/2009 11:38pm
in reply to mouseissue Mar 14, 2009 8:31am

You so close, it’s sickening. Remember CDO’s,all the mom & pop loan companies that popped up,mom&pop were able to borrow the money to loan and wall st. sold the CDO’s to foreign entities. The housing boom.When those loans were not paid back, the CDO’s became unsellable to foreign investors, the cash flow stopped and everyone who bought houses as investment property, got stuck with them and things got even worse.
Revolving cash flow, it’s how our economy operates!!!
Please articulate this better than I can, signed Angry

rmcc4444 03/04/2009 9:30pm

What ever happened to Obama’s scalpel?

tbuser 03/04/2009 7:20pm
in reply to mike7777 Mar 02, 2009 10:42am

1) He never said he would eliminate all earmarks, but I agree he called for reform and should do something about this.

2) According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, 6 of the top 10 senators solely responsible for the earmarks are Republicans. Also, Thad Cochran [R, MS] sponsored or co-sponsored earmarks totaling $470m. According to their calculations, Biden’s name is attached to $52m not $94.9m and Salazar is responsible for $44m not $227.4m. See: http://is.gd/lwEp However, I think earmarks should total $0. The people at the bottom of the list with no earmarks should be commended: Coburn®, DeMint®, Feingold [D], McCain®, and McCaskill [D].

3) Although I agree it is left over business from previous administration, but I agree that was a bit of a cop-out.

crpa1971 03/10/2009 8:35am

No matter who was responsible for putting the earmarks in this bill, Obama promised to do a line review and eliminate wasteful spending. OBVIOUSLY this has not been done as promised. Just another empty promise made to get votes! I only hope that the Republicans continue to try to impede the advent of socialism until the next vote.

SCMomof2 03/31/2009 6:07am
in reply to ams_fun Mar 10, 2009 5:21am

ams_fun, you can’t spend money you don’t have and as a person who as a BS in Business, I can tell you that we never learned what you’re stating. You can say what you want, but there’s no such thing in business as spending money you don’t have to produce good or favorable results. If you want proof, let me remind you of the housing crisis, credit card debt that is out of reach, national debt against the US, health costs out of control, etc. This is all from spending money that we do NOT have. That is not a favorable outcome now is it?
Exactly.

ams_fun 03/10/2009 5:21am
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in reply to rjacobs Mar 02, 2009 1:20pm

Somone didn’t take econ 101 and econ 102 in college. Governement spending is good in a shrinking economy, and Government spending is required to provide bacis services to the people of the our nation, such as Transportation, Environmental Safety, Food Safety, Defense, etc. So please go back to school and learn the fundamental of our government and economics.

slimgpd 02/26/2009 7:46am
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This bill is the most insane thing ever passed given the state of the economy. 9000 earmarks! What were they thinking?


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