By  on October 17, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Senate was set to pass a $56 billion spending bill Tuesday that would significantly increase funding for the administration’s two trade-governing agencies and toughen enforcement of U.S. trade remedy laws.

The bill, which will have to be reconciled with a measure passed by the House in July, funds a variety of departments and agencies, including Commerce, Justice and NASA. President Bush threatened to veto the legislation because the Democrats’ spending blueprint exceeds the ceiling in Bush’s budget request for the 2008 fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

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