Neha Patil

Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub.L. 110–252, H.R. 2642), which was signed into law on June 30, 2008, is an Act of Congress that appropriated $250 billion for ongoing military operations and domestic programs. This law is an example of an Appropriation bill, a bill that grants the government permission to spend a certain amount of money.

Overview

The law includes funding for:

  • $162 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into 2009.
  • $63 billion over 10 years for improved veterans' education benefits, called the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
  • $12.5 billion over two years for an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits.
  • $2.7 billion to replenish disaster aid and relief funds after the June 2008 Midwest floods.
  • Blocks of six new Medicaid rules that would have cut state funding by $10 billion over the next five years.
  • $10.1 billion in other spending.
  • References

    Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    A Change of Seasons (film)
    Amad Butt
    RL Kelly
    Topics