First Responders, FBI Gain In D.C. Budget Votes

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http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0710spending10.html Key members of Congress gave initial approval yesterday to funding increases for local emergency agencies and the FBI, the Associated Press reports. State and local first responders would get about $4.4 billion, nearly $900 million more than President Bush proposed, from a $28.5 billion measure for the Department of Homeland Security approved by a Senate Appropriations subcommittee. The bill boosts spending for airport security equipment and the Coast Guard and has $60 million for testing ways . . .

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