GOP Holds The Line On Homeland Security Spending

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31348-2003Jul22.htmlSenate Congressional Republicans have turned back the first of several Democratic attempts to add to spending for homeland security next year, ensuring the issue a role in the 2004 congressional elections, the Washington Post reports. A proposal by Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) to add $1.75 billion to the $29.3 billion appropriations bill for the new Department of Homeland Security lost on a largely party-line vote of 50 to 43 -- 17 votes . . .

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