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The House : Intelligence Budgets

December 08, 1985

A bill (HR 2419) appropriating an undisclosed sum for the fiscal 1986 budgets of the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and other government intelligence units was passed by the House and sent to the Senate on a vote of 387 to 21.

The bill appropriates at least $10 billion, with some $2 billion earmarked for the CIA, according to unofficial estimates.

In keeping with congressional prohibitions, it included no direct military aid to the CIA-backed contras , who are fighting the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua.

However, the bill provided money for radios, trucks and other military support equipment for the contras .

Supporter Richard Cheney (R-Wyo.) said he was voting for the bill "with reluctance," because it did not go far enough in helping the contras battle "the expansion of communism close to home."

Opponent Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.) said the bill takes the United States "closer and closer to direct military involvement" in Nicaragua.

Members voting yes supported the bill.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Dreier (R) x Rep. Martinez (D) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Torres (D) x


David Dreier, 33rd District 112 N. 2nd Ave., Covina 91723 (818) 339-9078

Matthew Martinez, 30th District 1712 W. Beverly Blvd., Suite 201, Montebello 90640 (213) 722-7731

Carlos J. Moorhead, 22nd District 301 E. Colorado Blvd., Room 618, Pasadena 91101 (818) 792-6168

Edward R. Roybal, 25th District 300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles 90012 (213) 894-4870

Esteban Torres, 34th District 8819 Whittier Blvd., Suite 101, Pico Rivera 90660 (213) 695-0702

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