White House Prepares $20 Billion in Spending Requests for Congress

The Obama Administration will request about $20 billion worth of initiatives from Congress next month in a move that may further deadlock the U.S. government over spending, the Associated Press reported.

The White House, among other requests, will propose about $6 billion to fund shortfalls in the Pell Grant program, as well as more than $4 billion that would be earmarked to settle long-standing lawsuits against the government, the wire service said. The Administration sent an "unofficial" spending request to Congress earlier this week, according to the AP.

The Administration has suggested such initiatives as part of an effort to fund the government beyond Sept. 30, the formal end to the the fiscal year.

Yet headed into the mid-term elections, Congress is unlikely to approve most of the proposed bills, the wire service said, citing Representative Tom Latham (R-Iowa). Democrats hope to keep control of Congress after mid-terms, which are in seven weeks.

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thomasva6

this is why i'm a libertarian. throwing 20 billion around like it's 20 cents.....

September 16 2010 at 10:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jjwilke08

OBAMA IS NUTS, STOP HIS CONTINUED ASSULT ON AMERICA,HE KEEPS MOVING ON HIS COURSE TO BANKRUPT THE COUNTRY. WHERE IS ALL THIS MONEY REALLY GOING, THE COMMIE NEWS MEDIA NEEDS TO FIND OUT OR BE HELD ACCOUTABLE FOR NOT FINDING OUT. THE NEWS MEDIA NEEDS TO REMEMBER THAT UNDER COMMUNISM TAHEY ARE THE FIRST TO GO . STOP THE MADNESS IMPEACH OBAMA

September 16 2010 at 8:37 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jshook99

ALL THIS SPENDING IS BORROWED FROM CHINA. OBAMMY MUST THINK HE DOES NOT HAVE TO PAY THIS BACK. HE IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY.

September 16 2010 at 1:30 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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ericdohse

BARACKO does not have to pay this back - It knows this. It is the citizens that will pay this back, and our children, and their children, and their children, and their children, and.....

September 16 2010 at 3:00 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
acmorgen

Obama is leading this country out of the dismal swamp the Repuiblicans mired us douwn in, with no help from the Grand Obstructionist Party to boot. Anyone with just a little intelligence can see how the Repugnicans put politics before people. They are sraping and crawling out of the bottom of the outhouse pit after being soundly beaten in 2008, and they will do anything to win in November, including all of the crude, uncivil dumb remarks made by their leaders, and their supporting crackpot talk show hosts. They will take us back to the feudal dark ages if they get back in power.I'm voting for those who are turning this country around for the middle class, and it's not the Republicans.

September 16 2010 at 12:16 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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prognesub

How about spending the money so State and local governments can meet their pension requirements. Listen to the right-wingers piss and moan. They don't want you to remember how corporate fat cats raided private pension funds, and the government had to set up an agency to ensure the little people were not left with nothing to retire on. Socialism has been great for the rich, not so great for the peons.

September 16 2010 at 12:51 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
marine1942

When will this Obama quit !!!

September 15 2010 at 9:27 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
ralpsimmons6

20 billion??? ...what about Sales Tax Hotel Tax School Tax Liquor Tax Luxury Tax Excise Taxes Property Tax Cigarette Tax Medicare Tax Inventory Tax Car Rental Tax Real Estate Tax Well Permit Tax Fuel Permit Tax Inheritance Tax Road Usage Tax CDL license Tax Dog License Tax State Income Tax Food License Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Gross Receipts Tax Social Security Tax Service Charge Tax Fishing License Tax Federal Income Tax Building Permit Tax IRS Interest Charges Hunting License Tax Marriage License Tax Corporate Income Tax Personal Property Tax Accounts Receivable Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Workers Compensation Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone State and Local Tax IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service FeeTax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. We also were A Common Law Country! I have set up a place that the poor and middle class in the country can start to get some of this tax money back. It is our turn to have a piece of the action. Here is my way to get your loot back. Just google EASY STOCK CASH and click the first link. Once you get there, go right to the PENNY STOCK page to see what the rich don't want you to know.

September 15 2010 at 9:26 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply