The House voted to agree to the conference report for the Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 2863) this morning at 5:04am, after an all-night session. The details of the bill are in this press release. This AP story adds some context. The final tally is $29 billion for hurricane relief and $3.79 billion for avian flu preparedness. I’ll take a closer look when the conference report finally appears on Thomas (readers are encouraged to e-mail it to Homeland Security Watch).
ps. This sentence in the press release is bizarre:
Does not include any language nor was any language ever being considered related to cockfighting or animal fighting
Sorry for not asking.
Update: Here’s the link to the final bill text.