April 21, 2005
Senate blocks plans to mothball aircraft carrier, cancel cargo plane
By Peter Cohn, CongressDaily
Also to be voted on is the border protection amendment, by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., which would be offset by a corresponding $147 million reduction in contributions to United Nations peacekeeping missions. The Senate already voted Wednesday to add $390 million for border protection, offset by a reduction in funds for diplomatic and consular initiatives the State Department will not need until the next fiscal year, according to Senate Appropriations ranking member Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.
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