Bush Signs $555 Billion Spending Bill

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 11:38 am
By: News On 6

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush on Wednesday signed a $555 billion bill that funds the Iraq war well into next year and keeps government agencies running through next September.

Bush's signature on the massive spending bill capped a long-running battle with the Democratic-run Congress as he left boarded Air Force One to fly from his Maryland mountaintop retreat and flew to his Texas ranch here to see in the new year.

Bush had deep reservations about special "earmark" spending in the bill, but signed it into law nevertheless.

"The omnibus (bill) funds the government at responsible levels that the president proposed without raising taxes," White House spokesman Scott Stanzel told reporters traveling to Texas with Bush.