Omnibus Spending Bill: Highlights Of What It Contains
Highlights of the $410 billion omnibus spending bill funding 12 Cabinet departments and lesser agency budgets for 2009:
Agriculture _ $20.5 billion, including a 14 percent boost over 2008 for the popular WIC program that feeds infants and poor women.
Commerce _ $9.3 billion, including $3.1 billion to conduct the 2010 Census.
Education _ $66.5 billion, a 7 percent increase over 2008 levels.
Energy _ $27 billion, including a $765 million, 54 percent hike for advanced energy research.
Health and Human Services _ $66.3 billion, including $30.3 billion for health research.
Housing and Urban Development _ $41.5 billion, including $24.5 billion for low-income and American Indian housing.
Interior _ $10.1 billion, slightly more than 2008.
Justice _ $26.1 billion, including a $715 million, 11 percent increase for the FBI.
Labor _ $15.3 billion, including a 5 percent increase for employment and training programs.
State _ $13.1 billion, a 3 percent decrease.
Transportation _ $13.5 billion, plus $53.7 billion in highway and other transportation funding financed mostly through gasoline taxes.
Treasury _ $12.7 billion, including $428 million over 2008 for the IRS, a 4 percent increase.
(This version CORRECTS the percentage spending increase for the WIC program to 14 percent, not 21 percent.))