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    The funding for State Dept was "cut" only in the sense it didn't increase as much as in prior years.

    The State Department has multiple funding lines in an appropriation, and can move funds around if it sees a need.

    No one at State has seriously propounded that lack of funding would prevent a security upgrade at an embassy or consulate if the need was recognized.

    It would lead to questions as to why, for example, could the embassy in Austria be funded to buy Volts and an expensive charging station, but the Department couldn't afford to upgrade Benghazi security.

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