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Congress Iraq Rebuilding

September 29, 2003

The $87 billion measure for Iraq and Afghanistan written by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has the same $20.3 billion for rebuilding Iraq that President Bush proposed.

Both men proposed dividing up the rebuilding money the same way:

_$5.7 billion to rebuild the electricity system.

_$5.1 billion for security, including funds for the Army, police and courts.

_$3.7 billion for public works.

_$2.1 billion for the petroleum industry facilities.

_$875 million for water systems.

_$835 million for transportation and telecommunications.

_$470 million for housing.

_$850 million for health.

_$353 million for spurring private investment.

_$300 million for refugees and development of democracy.

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