Senate passes spending bill

The Senate voted 78-20 to pass an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that contains $3.9 billion in disaster aid for farmers who suffered losses due to multiple weather problems in 2005.

The bill, which authorizes a total of $109 billion in spending, is about $14 billion above the level the President Bush requested.

A conference committee will be convened to reconcile the Senate version of the bill with that passed by the House. The House version contains only $65.7 billion for war operations and $28.8 billion for hurricane the recovery effort.

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