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Last Updated:3/23/00
Kenneth H. Bacon, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, press briefing, March 23, 2000

DoD News Briefing
Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon ASD PA
Thursday, March 23, 2000 - 2:00 p.m.

Q: A different subject?
MR. BACON: Sure.
Q: I haven't checked into this this morning, but the last I heard the supplemental -- the Kosovo and Colombia supplemental was held up on the Hill. Could you talk about -- has that changed any?
MR. BACON: Well, my understanding is that the House will act on it next week, and then it will be taken up by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Secretary Cohen has sent Senator Lott a letter urging rapid passage of the supplemental, noting that a long delay will have a deleterious impact on Army readiness in particular by forcing the Army to dip into operations and maintenance funds in order to pay the costs of Kosovo. Some of the supplemental would cover the costs of the Kosovo mission. So --
Q: When was that letter sent?
MR. BACON: The letter was yesterday, and I'd be glad to -- you can get a copy from Sue Hansen in DDI.

As of March 23, 2000, this document was also available online at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2000/t03232000_t323asda.html

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