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Funding for E-Verify Included in Omnibus Bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

House Democratic leaders Monday released a $410 billion omnibus package that, if approved, would extend authorization through the end of the fiscal year for the Homeland Security Department's E-Verify program.  The program allows employers to check the citizenship status of employees.


The package could be considered by the House as soon as Wednesday. It also includes the nine spending bills Congress has not approved.


Most federal programs are being funded by a continuing resolution, which expires March 6. It must be extended if Congress cannot pass the omnibus bill by then.

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