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Legislative Update: President Bush Signs ARC's Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations Bill

November 2005

On November 19, 2005, President Bush signed the compromise fiscal year (FY) 2006 energy and water development appropriations bill (now P.L. 109-103), which contains ARC's nonhighway funding. (The U.S. Senate approved the bill on November 14, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure on November 9.) P.L. 109-103 contains $65.5 million for ARC for FY 2006, which is the same funding level received in FY 2005 and the amount requested by the president. The conference report that accompanied the bill specifies that $7.9 million of the total is for seven earmarks in three Appalachian states.