DALLAS -- The appropriations bill that contains funding for the tentative U.S.-Texas settlement on the failed Superconducting Super Collider is headed to the White House for President Clinton's signature after approval by Congress last week.

The $20.7 billion energy and water appropriations bill was approved by the Senate on a voice vote last Thursday, according to David Gwaltney, a staff member on the Senate's subcommittee for energy and water development.

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