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Republicans Join Protest Zone

Reuters.com

By Alan Elsner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare show of discontent with the White House, 41 congressional Republicans have signed a letter protesting President Bush's plan to sharply cut spending on an anti-drug program.

The 41 House of Representatives Republicans joined 59 Democrats in signing the letter, given to Reuters on Friday, which asked top House budget writers to reject the cuts.

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