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HOYER PROTESTS “ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL” IN BIOTERRORISM INITIATIVES

For Immediate Release:

June 1, 2004

Contact:Stacey Farnen
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in protest of the Bush Administration’s request to “reprogram” or shift funds from state and local bioterrorism preparedness:

“I join our nation's governors, public health officials, and public health advocates in opposing the Bush Administration's plan to ‘reprogram,’ or shift, $55 million in Fiscal Year 2004 bioterrorism preparedness funding away from the State and Local Bioterrorism Preparedness to other programs. 

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2006 Cuts In Domestic Spending On Table

For Immediate Release:

May 27, 2004

Contact:Jonathan Weisman

The Washington Post

The White House put government agencies on notice this month that if President Bush is reelected, his budget for 2006 may include spending cuts for virtually all agencies in charge of domestic programs, including education, homeland security and others that the president backed in this campaign year.

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