Obama seeking additional spending before November elections
The Obama administration last week submitted to lawmakers a spending proposal that would cost, according to Republican estimations, between $20 billion and $30 billion.
- $5.5 billion for the U.S. Postal Service's retirement fund
- $3.4 billion to settle claims that the Interior Department mismanaged Indian trust funds
- $1.2 billion to settle claims of discrimination by the Agriculture Department against black farmers
- $800 million for child care grants to states and
- $350 million to process a backlog of Social Security disability benefits
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