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Senate approves FDA budget.

The Senate Appropriations Committee's Agriculture Subcommittee approved a $74.6 billion fiscal year 2003 budget July 23 for the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other agriculture-related government programs. The budget is $750 million above fiscal year 2002 spending and $590 million above the president's budget request. It includes $18 billion in discretionary spending, which is $14.4 million above fiscal year 2002 spending and $9.5 million above the president's request.

Chairman Herbert Kohl (D-Wis.) highlighted increases in overall research spending, food safety spending, and rural spending. Agricultural research spending at $1.6 billion is $82 million over fiscal year 2002 and $90 million over the president's request. Kohl said rural spending was increased $60 million over fiscal year 2002. The total amount of spending for rural programs and food safety were not immediately available. "This bill covers many areas and each has been dealt with in a fair and reasonable manner," Kohl said. "It's within our budget allocations."
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Date:Jul 29, 2002
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