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Defense appropriations

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

President Bush signs the $317 bil. fiscal 2002 defense appropriations bill (HR 3338) Jan. 10, including $151 mil. in emergency supplemental funds for FDA. The measure allocates $1.5 mil. for CDRH review of medical technologies related to bioterrorism (1"The Gray Sheet" Jan. 7, 2002, p. 4). Although the Senate cleared the bill Dec. 20, it was not submitted to the president until Jan. 7 because congressional aides needed time to complete a final draft of the last-minute legislation...

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