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Meanwhile, the nonproliferation budget will see cuts to programs that help keep nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists, according to James McKeon, a policy analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
“This [bill] would be pretty alarming for nuclear security and broad efforts that we’ve had for decades to try to secure nuclear material around the world,” McKeon told ThinkProgress in an interview.
The funding measure passed 235–192, with 5 Democrats voting for, 5 Republicans voting against, and 6 representatives abstaining. It still needs approval from the Senate — a thin possibility, observers say, given the largely partisan House vote and the 60-vote threshold needed to avoid a Senate filibuster.