Intelligence Funding


Another false allegation is that Kerry voted to decrease intelligence spending after 9/11. Here's the real story_

It's true that Kerry proposed cuts in 1994 and 1995, and the his 1994 proposal was criticized on the Senate floor by some members of his own party. But the proposal Bush criticized would have amounted to a reduction of roughly 1%. And (here's the kicker) senior congressional Republicans supported a cut two-thirds as large at the time.

And to the best of my knowledge, never voted to decrease intelligence funding after 9/11. However, the white house did work against it_

"In the early days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush White House cut by nearly two-thirds an emergency request for counterterrorism funds by the FBI" -- Washington Post

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