Bush To Sign Wartime Supplemental Today

By Thomas Duffy / April 16, 2003 at 5:00 AM
President Bush today will sign a $79 billion supplemental appropriations bill to pay for Operation Iraqi Freedom, a White House spokeswoman said. The House and Senate approved the bill on April 12, 2003. Bush asked for $74.7 billion in supplemental spending for fiscal year 2003 when he sent the request to Congress on March 25. The Defense Department would get $62.3 billion of that money, with the remaining funds earmarked for homeland security. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wanted nearly all...

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