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House, Senate, Administration Battle Over NCCC

Thursday, September 13, 2007  
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by Maria Recio | Sun Herald Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — One of the most popular volunteer programs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the National Civilian Community Corps, is facing a budget crunch.
The House has passed an appropriation for fiscal year 2008 that would dramatically cut back funding for NCCC from $26 million this year to the president's proposed budget level of $11 million. But in the Senate Appropriations Committee, the program has a booster - Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., the panel's powerful ranking Republican.
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