December 12, 2003
Dec. 12, 2003 -- The U.S. Senate failed to take-up action on the $820 billion FY 2004 omnibus appropriations bill on Tuesday. Several agencies and programs will now be working under a continuing resolution, which will keep them operating but will require them to function at current funding levels until the Senate reconvenes on Jan. 20, 2004, for the second session.
Both agricultural appropriations and the implementation of mandatory country-of-origin-labeling are on hold with this delay of action on the omnibus bill.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the omnibus conference report on Monday by a roll call vote of 242-176.
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