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Ridge Says Request for Homeland Security Is Enough

The Bush administration said today that its first complete budget for the Department of Homeland Security, calling for a 7.4 percent increase in spending on domestic security programs, reflected its full support for the department. That assertion immediately came under attack from Congressional Democrats who said the new superagency was being dangerously underfinanced. The sharply different assessments of the adequacy of the department’s $36.2 billion spending request suggested that the issue of domestic security spending could dominate budget negotiations this year in Congress and become a major issue in next year’s presidential campaign. Full Story

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