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H.R.1105 Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 11, 2009 Became Public Law No: 111-8.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Appropriations

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Budget

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 10, 2009, with a roll call of 62 ayes, 35 nays, and 2 not voting.

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  • 13% of users support H.R.1105

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill totals about $410 billion and covers funding for fiscal year 2009 for the nine federal agencies that were not funded under the regular appropriations process last year. Related information on the bill, including scanned copies of all earmark requests and section summaries, can be downloaded as .pdf files from the House Appropriations Committee.

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    • National Alliance on Mental Illness

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Citizens Against Government Waste

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    • Downsize DC

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 26, 2009, by Anonymous - 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.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 26, 2009, "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. "
    • On March 14, 2009, by mouseissue - 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.

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      As noted by mouseissue, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 14, 2009, "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."
    • On February 26, 2009, by zanderman - 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

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      As noted by zanderman, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 26, 2009, "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"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • The Sunlight Foundation: Congressional Letter-Writing Campaign ... - May 02, 2012 by Doc Hollywood - Sam Brownback, a Republican who is now governor of Kansas, inserted a provision (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h1105/show) in the omnibus appropriations bill that called for the government to take a ...

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      As noted by Doc Hollywood on May 02, 2012, "Sam Brownback, a Republican who is now governor of Kansas, inserted a provision (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h1105/show) in the omnibus appropriations bill that called for the government to take a ..." (/url?q=http://healthplaza.biz/health/the-sunlight-foundation-congressional-letter-writing-campaign-helps-torpedo-voluntary-food-marketing-guidelines-for-kids/&sa=U&ei=qcbcT6DnBOGq2QX8qZ26DQ&ved=0CCQQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNEPc605FLip16aoa7fPPlRf50oSQA)
    • The Sunlight Foundation: Congressional Letter-Writing Campaign ... - May 02, 2012 by Doc Hollywood - Sam Brownback, a Republican who is now governor of Kansas, inserted a provision (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h1105/show) in the omnibus appropriations bill that called for the government to take a ...

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      As noted by Doc Hollywood on May 02, 2012, "Sam Brownback, a Republican who is now governor of Kansas, inserted a provision (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h1105/show) in the omnibus appropriations bill that called for the government to take a ..." (/url?q=http://healthplaza.biz/health/the-sunlight-foundation-congressional-letter-writing-campaign-helps-torpedo-voluntary-food-marketing-guidelines-for-kids/&sa=U&ei=V9HaT77RPMec2AXxi6i1CA&ved=0CCcQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNE5K_feG9YgwS1qkMgGH0fR54bUjA)
    • The Sunlight Foundation: Congressional Letter-Writing Campaign ... - May 02, 2012 by Doc Hollywood - Sam Brownback, a Republican who is now governor of Kansas, inserted a provision (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h1105/show) in the omnibus appropriations bill that called for the government to take a ...

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      As noted by Doc Hollywood on May 02, 2012, "Sam Brownback, a Republican who is now governor of Kansas, inserted a provision (http://www NULL.opencongress NULL.org/bill/111-h1105/show) in the omnibus appropriations bill that called for the government to take a ..." (/url?q=http://healthplaza.biz/health/the-sunlight-foundation-congressional-letter-writing-campaign-helps-torpedo-voluntary-food-marketing-guidelines-for-kids/&sa=U&ei=U4DXT6fpH-ae2gW38KiZDw&ved=0CCgQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNGE8g79FF3ZRQInAxUNKa6IjPlOdA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Maui: Grant to Study Maalaea Bay Reef Decline - September 16, 2009 by KGMB9 - These are fiscal year 2009 funds requested by Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono that were included in the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill (HR 1105) that was ...

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      As noted by KGMB9 on September 16, 2009, "These are fiscal year 2009 funds requested by Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono that were included in the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill (HR 1105) that was ..." (http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/21213/76/)
    • Blue Dog Dems Report Card - July 28, 2009 by Human Events - HR 1105: Fiscal 2009 Omnibus Appropriations This $410 billion bill passed with over 8500 earmarks. 69% of all Blue Dogs, voted with Hoyer for this bill. ...

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      As noted by Human Events on July 28, 2009, "HR 1105: Fiscal 2009 Omnibus Appropriations This $410 billion bill passed with over 8500 earmarks. 69% of all Blue Dogs, voted with Hoyer for this bill. ..." (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32898&s=rcmc)
    • United States Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - July 23, 2009 by Examiner.com - On March 11, 2009, President Obama signed into law an omnibus budget bill (HR 1105) that included an export ban on cluster munitions. According to the law, ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on July 23, 2009, "On March 11, 2009, President Obama signed into law an omnibus budget bill (HR 1105) that included an export ban on cluster munitions. According to the law, ..." (http://www.examiner.com/x-16503-LA-County-Foreign-Policy-Examiner~y2009m7d24-United-States-Ratification-of-International-Human-Rights-Treaties)
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