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The State Department will receive $602 million for the enhancement of Department facilities from from the stimulus package President Obama signed Tuedsay, the department said Wednesday. The funding includes...
* $90 million for "diplomatic and consular programs," including a Diplomatic Security training facility, consular affairs passport and training facilities
* $290 million for the Capital Investment Fund, including up to $38 million for information technology upgrades for the US Agency for International Development
* $2 million to the Office of the Inspector General for "oversight requirements"
* $220 million for "immedate repair and rehabilitation" International Boundary and Water Commission. The IBWC is an independent international organization and the US section there is a federal agency not part of State
The total $602 package for the State Department is $20.5 million above the Senate passed level, and $64 million above the House passed level, but $563 million below the Department’s original request.
Acting Deputy Spokesman could not provide details on how many jobs would be created to complete the work.
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