WASHINGTON -President Bush is proposing $913 million of spending authority for the Securities and Exchange Commission in fiscal 2009, a less than 1% uptick over the $907 million that the administration projects Congress will make available to the SEC for the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

In contrast, the current year's $907 million enacted budget is about 3% higher than the $876 million figure for fiscal 2007.

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