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February 20, 2011

$298M moved from NASA to local police

"I want to go see Mars, too, but I'd much rather have cops on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens," one US Rep said

By Bart Jansen
Gannett Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday to take $298 million away from NASA and spend it on local policing.

The vote was 228-203. Reps. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, and Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, opposed the switch, an amendment to a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government running for the rest of this fiscal year.

Full story: $298M moved from NASA to local police

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