Bush Wants Another $850 Million in 2004 for 'Project Bioshield'

By Thomas Duffy / September 15, 2003 at 5:00 AM
President Bush is asking Congress to add $850 million to his 2004 budget to accelerate the Department of Homeland Security's "Project Bioshield," an effort aimed at combating biological and chemical attacks. The White House sent a package of amendments for the 2004 budget to Congress on Sept. 12. Included is a request to add $850 million to the $762 million the administration requested for Project Bioshield in its 2004 budget to Congress last February. The revised request is for $1.6...

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