Appropriators Allocate $3 Billion Less than Bush Request For Defense

By Thomas Duffy / June 11, 2003 at 5:00 AM
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young (R-FL) today announced he has allocated $368.6 billion for the fiscal year 2004 defense bill, slightly more than $3 billion below what President Bush requested. A committee spokesman told that Young made the move because senior administration officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Office of Management and Budget Chairman Mitchell Daniels, have said the Defense Department has not spent all of the money Congress allocated for the war in Iraq. Young...

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