The Senate passed the FY2010 war costs supplemental late last week by a vote of 67-28. The final Senate bill provides $33 billion for DoD costs related to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill also provides non war-related funding for FEMA disaster relief and aid to Haiti. Few changes were made to the bill reported out by the Senate Appropriations Committee (see Highlights, May 21, 2010). A number of amendments were defeated on the floor including funds to send troops to the Mexican border and an effort to freeze federal pay to offset the costs of the war. In the House, the bill has not yet been considered by the House Appropriations Committee (HAC). HAC Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) delayed committee consideration last week, but hopes to begin soon after the House returns from the Memorial Day recess later this week.