The situation illustrates the folly of Republicans' approach to the federal budget, said Appropriations Committee ranking member Norm Dicks (D-Wash.).
"I continue to take issue with the majority's decision to delay planned projects and acquisitions," Dicks said. "Although doing so may save some money in [fiscal] 2012, invariably it makes completing the project or acquisition more expensive and often results in unfortunate consequences."
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