House Cuts Baghdad Project Funds

March 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/21/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 11, p13
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This article reports that the U.S. government under President George W. Bush suffered a setback when the House deleted funds for a U.S. embassy complex in Baghdad from an $81-billion supplemental spending bill. By a 258-170 vote, lawmakers approved an amendment from Fred Upton to cut the $592 million the Appropriations Committee had recommended for the Baghdad project. But the White House may well push to include the embassy funds when the Senate Appropriations Committee takes up the legislation after the Easter recess. The $592 million represented a 10% reduction from the $657 million the White House requested for the project in February.


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