The money was intended to be spent quickly. But in the three months since the bill was passed, only a few programs have received a significant bump.
Sgt. John Russell was charged with murder Tuesday. He was finishing his third tour in Iraq.
The US has cleared the Uighur prisoners at Gitmo of wrongdoing, but China calls them "terrorists." Seventeen Uighurs are seeking political asylum in Sweden, Canada, the US, and Germany.
It chaired a special meeting Monday of the Security Council that endorsed the idea of holding a Middle East peace conference in Moscow this year.
Lawmakers have been getting an earful from disgruntled consumers.