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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 7, 2005

Fact Sheet: The 2006 Budget--Meeting the Nation's Priorities

     Fact sheet In Focus: FY 2006 Budget

The President’s Budget builds on his first term’s progress by focusing resources on the Nation’s priorities while exercising responsible spending restraint in order to achieve the President’s goal of cutting the deficit in half by 2009.

Defending our Nation from attack by increasing funding for defense, homeland security, and international assistance and security efforts, including:

Building on pro-growth economic policies by expanding opportunity and education for all Americans, including:

Assisting those most in need by promoting accessible health care, fighting the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, and supporting the efforts of faith-based and community groups to transform lives, including:

Providing vital resources to advance scientific research, develop clean and affordable sources of energy, and maintain our commitment to our Nation’s parks, including:

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