(NCUIH) Hill Heartbeat 03-11-09
Authors: NCUIH, Danielle Delaney
Publication Year: 2009
Last Updated: 2015-12-17 13:59:35
Keywords: President Obama, FY 2009, UIHP, Urban Indian Health Programs, Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Appropriations
Urban Indian Health Funding Fully Restored in FY 2009 with Modest Increase
President Obama has just signed the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill which provides funding for the federal government through the end of fiscal year, ending September 30, 2009. The Omnibus bill passed the House of Representatives by 245-178 on the 25th of February, but was held up in the Senate for two weeks due to Republican filibuster-by-amendment tactics. The Senate passed the Omnibus bill last night 62-37 via voice vote with no amendments. The entire bill appropriates $410 billion dollars for the remainder of the FY2009 year. The Urban Indian Health Program received 36.189 million in the FY2009 Omnibus Bill, an increase of 1.689 million from FY2008s appropriated level of 34.5 million.