House Slashes Nuclear Weapons Budget Request
Kucia, Christine, Arms Control Today
CITING A "FLAWED budget process," the House of Representatives July 18 overwhelmingly approved a fiscal year 2004 appropriations bill that slashes President George W. Bush's request for funds needed to conduct earth-penetrating nuclear weapons research, build a new plutonium pit- manufacturing facility, and shorten the potential time frame for conducting a nuclear test to 18 months.
The 377-26 vote on the Energy and Water Appropriations bill reflected a stinging challenge to the president's proposed spending level of $8.8 billion to fund Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons programs. Representative David Hobson (R-Ohio), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy …
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Publication information: Article title: House Slashes Nuclear Weapons Budget Request. Contributors: Kucia, Christine - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 33. Issue: 7 Publication date: September 2003. Page number: 37. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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