House Appropriators Don't Want Rice to Handle $87 Billion Iraq Supplemental

By Thomas Duffy / October 9, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The House Appropriations Committee today added language to an $87 billion Iraq and Afghanistan supplemental bill that calls for a Senate-confirmed administration official to be responsible for coordinating how the money is spent. This week President Bush announced that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice would be in charge of Iraq reconstruction efforts. As a presidential adviser, Rice did not have to face Senate confirmation, nor does she have to appear before Congress to testify on administration policies. The House panel's...

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