Two members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation agree President Bush’s $5.6-billion emergency defense spending request is not enough. West Central Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, says the numbers coming out of the White House are not enough to fix the problems being faced by the military. He calls the proposal disappointing. Republican Senator Christopher Bond says the White House had to work under Congressional restraints. Both plan to ask Congress for more money to cover readiness issues in the military.
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