Washington -- Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the 2005 Treasury funding bill, but the measure fell roughly $400 million short of the White House's request for the Internal Revenue Service.
The bill, H.R. 5025, which passed by a margin of 397-12, earmarks some $10.3 billion for the service -- roughly $100 million more than fiscal 2004 -- including about $4.3 billion for enforcement.
However, the total appropriations and enforcement budgets fell $382 million and $300 million, respectively, under the amounts requested by the White House.
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