Thanks to Sadaf Cameron of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety for bringing this to Mother Media’s attention.

Congress Kills Nuclear Bomb Funding
In several recent moves, Congress has dealt blows to two cornerstones of the Bush administration’s nuclear-weapons policy: a new nuclear arsenal and a multibillion dollar factory to build it. In effect, it blocked those projects until President Bush has left office.

A key Senate defense committee Friday killed all funding for the new bomb plant, as well as a third of the money for the first in a planned series of “reliable, replacement warheads” meant to replace thousands of existing bombs dating from the Cold War.

The Senate Armed Services Committee also echoed its House counterpart and said weapons designers working on the new warhead at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cannot go beyond conceptual design and cost studies to engineering a prototype bomb.

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