WASHINGTON Anti-abortion forces in the House once again pushed through a ban on a specific abortion procedure despite past legislative failures, court challenges and an uncertain future in the Senate.
Mon Jun 10, 2002
By SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior lawmakers say they doubt a far-reaching new domestic security department proposed by President Bush could be created without higher spending.
Democratic Sens. Joseph Biden, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Kent Conrad, Budget Committee chairman, said Sunday they are skeptical of the White House contention that the department will not increase the cost of government.