S. Hrg. 109-123: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2005: Hearings before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Special Hearings, February 16 and 17, 2005 [open pdf - 774KB]
From the opening statement of Thad Cochran: "We will have two hearings - this is the first of two hearings on the President's emergency supplemental request for appropriations in the amount of $81.9 billion. Approximately $75 billion is for the Department of Defense, and over $5 billion is for international functions of the Department of State. Appropriations in the amount of $949.6 million are requested for a multiagency tsunami relief effort, and $400 million for other agencies to support the war on terrorism. Our witness this afternoon is Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. He's accompanied by General Richard Meyers, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and by the Comptroller of the Department of Defense, Ms. Tina Jonas." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thad Cochran, Robert C. Byrd, Donald H. Rumsfeld, Richard B. Myers, Tina W. Jonas, David Chu, and Condoleezza Rice.
S. Hrg. 109-123; Senate Hearing 109-123
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