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Archive for Friday, August 7, 1992

HASKELL BUDGET PASSES SENATE

August 7, 1992

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The 1993 Department of Interior appropriations bill, which includes funding for Haskell Indian Junior College, was passed Thursday by the U.S. Senate.

The Senate approved a $7.1 million base budget for Haskell as part of the bill. The House approved the same amount for the school last month in its version of the bill.

Both the House and Senate versions of the bill contain an additional $3 million for a new dorm for Haskell.

The House version also includes $165,000 for a teacher education program. The Senate bill does not appropriate funds for that program.

Both versions of the bill are in excess of $12 billion.

A House-Senate conference committee will take up the bill in September, after Congress recesses for about a month. The final appropriations bill should be singed into law by October, according to an aide in U.S. Sen. Bob Dole's Washington, D.C., office.

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