Obama Signs FY13 Spending Bill

President Obama on Tuesday inked legislation that will keep the federal government operating for the rest of this budget year, the White House said.

H.R. 933 would provide full-year appropriations for the Defense, Homeland Security, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice and Veterans Affairs departments, along with some other agencies. Most other federal functions will be funded at fiscal 2012 levels.

The bill provides the full $7.6 billion requested by the Obama administration for nuclear arms complex operations overseen by the Energy Department's semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration.

The agency will receive $110 million for "domestic uranium enrichment research, development and demonstration," $40 million less than requested for the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30.

The legislation directs $519 million though Sept. 30, 2015, for the Pentagon's Cooperative Threat Reduction program, which aims to secure or eliminate unconventional weapons and materials in the former Soviet Union and beyond.

Spending levels are still subject to change under the deficit-cutting budget sequester that went into effect on March 1.

March 27, 2013
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President Obama on Tuesday inked legislation that will keep the federal government operating for the rest of this budget year, the White House said.

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