Senate Passes Compromise Amendment on Crusader Funding

By Dan Dupont / June 19, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Senate today passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2003 defense authorization bill that allows the Army time to conduct an analysis of alternatives to the Crusader artillery system, terminated by the administration earlier this year. The amendment, sponsored by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and modified by Ranking Member John Warner (R-VA), amounts to a compromise on Crusader's immediate fortunes that the White House can accept, according to Warner. It preserves the intent of Levin's...

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