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They do say that timing is everything—via a press release sent out today by House Republicans:
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government at current rates for three weeks –until April 8 – while cutting $6 billion in spending. [...]
-$99 million – NOAA – Operations, Research, and Facilities
-$18 million – NOAA – Procurement Acquisition and Construction
Yeah, that NOAA. The ones tasked with monitoring and warning Americans about natural disasters ... like tsunamis.
Maybe they could have Bobby Jindal go on T.V. and explain why.