Bush Likely to Ask Congress for More Money for the USPS

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President Bush is likely to ask Congress today for up to $25 billion more for this year's costs of battling terrorism and other programs, according to wire reports.

The request may include $87 million for the U.S. Postal Service related to security measures and the cleaning up of anthrax after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Postmaster general John E. Potter recently told a House of Representatives subcommittee that the $675 million the postal service has received from the federal government for security measures after the anthrax attacks is not enough.

Potter told members of the subcommittee on treasury, postal service and government that it will need $762 million this year -- $87 million more than it has already received -- and $1.7 billion over two years.

The USPS received $175 million from the White House for postal security soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and another $500 million as part of the $318 billion defense appropriations bill signed in January by the president.

Bush's supplemental request probably will be dominated by funds for the Defense Department. Also included will be $5.5 billion to help New York rebuild from the Sept. 11 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center. This is part of the $21 billion Bush pledged for New York earlier this month to make good on last fall's promise of $20 billion for the stricken city.

Bush also is expected to seek about $4 billion to help increase security at U.S. airports and additional money for foreign aid.


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