Rep. Calvert Supports Funding for Global War on Terror, Border Security, and Hurricane Relief
Today, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) voted for the final conference report on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to provide $94.5 billion for defense, military, border, and hurricane relief priorities. The bill passed 357-67.
"This bill funds critical programs to fight the Global War on Terror," said Rep. Calvert. "It is vital that Congress and the American people support our troops and their efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world. This bill provides support for our troops, increased border security funds, and relief for communities affected by last year's hurricane season in a fiscally responsible manner."
The Senate originally passed a version of the supplemental appropriations bill authorizing $108.9 billion in new spending. House Republicans, determined to hold the line on spending, brought the bill's total down to $94.5 billion in the conference report by ensuring that unnecessary projects and programs were removed from the bill.