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The Sciences

Senator Byrd On 'E-Fiscal Discipline'

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumJanuary 10, 2008 8:08 PM


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The Bush administration's final budget rollout will be paper-free and expects to save nearly 20 tons of paper and about $1 million over five years. Paper copies are no longer free, even for the Appropriations committees. After nearly 50 years in office, West Virginia Senate Appropriations Chairman Robert Byrd has obviously maintained a good sense of humor: 'Since when did the Bush White House get e-fiscal discipline? Let us hope that they send us a budget that is worth the paper it would have been printed on.'

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