The final money bills proceeded as if there had been no alarm at all.
Under House rules, policy issues do not have a place on money bills.
These money bills often have included restrictions demanded by business and farm interests.
All money bills have to be referred to the Parliament for approval.
These giant money bills, the largest in history, contain an estimated $74.3 billion for social programs.
It cannot block money bills, and other legislation can be delayed for no more than two years.
Also, all money bills are referred to the President for its approval.
It will have power to delay all legislation other than money bills for up to two years.
The government, however, lacked a majority in the Senate which, at the time, could still reject money bills.
Legislation, with the exception of money bills, may be introduced in either House.