Issue Brief 9-50
December 29, 2009

On December 19, 2009, the president signed the fiscal year (FY) 2010 Department of Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 3326). The bill contains several non-defense related provisions, including short-term extensions for COBRA premium assistance and surface transportation programs, emergency funding for state administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and a delay in updating the poverty guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition, the bill contains a short-term extension of emergency unemployment compensation, which is detailed in Issue Brief 09-49.