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Democrats Blast Bush on Anti-Terror Funding

U.S. congressional Democratic leaders accused President Bush on Friday of shortchanging domestic defense as he marches toward war with Iraq and warns of increased risk of terrorist attacks at home. Flanked by a dozen firefighters at a Capitol Hill news conference, the lawmakers asked Bush to submit to Congress within seven days a supplemental spending request for homeland security that they said should total billions of dollars. “It is shameful that the heroes who rushed to defend the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11th have to come to Washington over and over again, hat in hand, and beg this administration for the resources they need,” said Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota. House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California joined Daschle at the news conference and in sending a letter to Bush on Friday asking for more funds. Full Story

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