Why can't they be cut right back in line with other public spending?
The Senate is expected to deal with military spending next month.
He said the bill "does not go far enough" with new spending to meet the nation's social needs.
With total spending it depends how you want to consider the numbers.
That $65 million, they said, coupled with new spending already in the budget, would mean a significant increase for the system as a whole.
But for many critics, the economic problems go way beyond what can be solved with spending.
"Close to 95 percent have stayed with their spending," he added.
Advertising is booming, with total spending growing by about 25 percent a year since 1986.
The same could be asked of other states, particularly in the South, that combine high poverty rates with low spending.
The House ran through a variety of amendments associated with international spending.