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House votes to delay bulk ammunition purchase by DHS

dhsammunitionFrom TheHill.com, By Pete Kasperowicz –   06/05/13 –  The House late Wednesday voted to stop the Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) from entering into new contracts to buy millions of rounds of ammunition  until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports to Congress on the need  for the ammo, and its cost.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) proposed  an amendment to the DHS spending bill for 2014 that would require the report to  Congress before it can pursue plans to buy 1.1 billion rounds of ammunition.  Meadows said the speed bump is a necessary reaction to news of the huge  purchase, which alarmed many Americans and prompted conservative groups to  suspect that the government was stocking up on the rounds to fight citizens.