Thursday, July 21, 2005

Senate Trims Bush's Foreign Aid Request

SFGate.Com article (San Francisco Chronicle)

"The Senate on Wednesday cut President Bush's request for foreign aid and the State Department's budget by about 3 percent to free $1 billion for domestic programs.

"The $31.8 billion measure passed by a 98-1 vote after a debate that spanned four days even though the bill was devoid of controversy.

"The House had passed an even larger cut of about $3 billion from Bush's request when passing a similar bill last month."

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