Senate Appropriators Approve $355 Billion FY-03 Spending Bill

By Thomas Duffy / July 16, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee this morning approved a $355.4 billion defense-spending bill for fiscal year 2003 in crisp, workmanlike fashion, the largest bill the subcommittee has ever passed, according to Chairman Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI). The Bush administration's request for a $10 billion emergency response fund, included in the FY-03 defense budget request, will be addressed as a separate supplemental appropriation, Inouye told . The Senate Appropriations Committee will consider the subcommittee's bill on Thursday. Inouye said the...

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