Missile Defense Funding Eases through Congress
In defense appropriation bills passed separately by the Senate and House of Representatives in July, lawmakers essentially matched the Bush administration's earlier $9.1 billion missile defense budget request for fiscal year 2004.
The Republican-controlled Congress gave the Pentagon more than it requested for programs that might yield specific systems in the near term but shaved and shifted funding away from futuristic concepts or programs that legislators said were ill-defined.
Both houses of Congress added money to support the development and deployment of the strategic ground-based midcourse system, the initial elements of which the Pentagon plans to field next year. …
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Publication information: Article title: Missile Defense Funding Eases through Congress. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 33. Issue: 7 Publication date: September 2003. Page number: 44. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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