Posted: Jun 10, 2010 4:14 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 10, 2010 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to make more money
available to the Coast Guard to pay for its response to the BP oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The bill now goes to President Barack Obama.
It removes the $100 million limit that the Coast Guard can spend
on the spill from a government trust fund used to pay cleanup
costs. Rep. James Oberstar of Minnesota says the Coast Guard will
run out of money to fight the spill next week if the spending cap
is not lifted.
The House voted 410-0 on Thursday to lift the spending cap.
Lawmakers said the federal government will require BP to reimburse
the Coast Guard's expenses.