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UPDATE: House Passes Judiciary Funding Bill
Just before heading home on its July recess, the House passed H.R. 2829,
the FY 2008 Financial Services and General Government appropriations
bill. The bill retained the funding level for the Judiciary previously
approved by the House Appropriations Committee. As reported last month,
overall the Judiciary would receive $6.258 billion, a 4.7 percent
increase over FY 2007 funding levels, with a 4.1 percent increase for
the Salaries and Expenses account. The Judiciary had requested an
overall 7.6 percent increase above FY 07 enacted appropriations with a
6.7 percent increase in the Salaries and Expenses account, and will seek
a higher funding level from the Senate.