Budget has state’s senators worried

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposed $3.8 trillion budget was received warily by Mississippi’s Republican senators, who said they would closely examine how the cuts in NASA’s Challenger man-to-moon project would affect the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, the powerful ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said, “the president’s proposals will be closely examined as the FY2011 budget and appropriations process gets under way. I expect that many of President Obama’s spending priorities and tax-increase recommendations will be viewed critically in Congress, which will have different priorities in some areas.”
“Meeting the nation’s security and domestic needs while restraining spending will be difficult,” Cochran said.

Sun Herald
2/2/10