Senate Democrats To Offer $7.5 Billion Homeland Security Amendment To Defense Appropriations Bill

By Thomas Duffy / November 28, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Senate democrats have cut in half a $15 billion homeland security package they drew up several weeks ago and will try to attach it in committee as part of the fiscal year 2002 defense appropriations bill, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) said today. Meeting with reporters following a breakfast with President Bush and Republican House and Senate leaders, Daschle said that adding the $7.5 billion package to the defense appropriations bill would exceed the budget limits Bush has insisted...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.