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Thursday, Apr 10, 2003
"April 10, 2003 | President George W. Bush signed the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act into law last Dec. 4, authorizing $3.3 billion in economic, political, humanitarian and security assistance for Afghanistan over the next four years. The next month, Bush submitted the 2003 budget authorization to Congress but requested slightly less than that.
As in: $0.00.
"The administration anticipated that Congress would put it in," explains a sympathetic congressional source. "So they low-balled it."