House vote shows MX support slipping

The MX missile survived another crucial vote in the House, but its opponents say the momentum is turning against the nuclear weapon. The House late Wednesday rejected 220-207 an amendment to a bill that would have cut out $2.6 billion for production of the first 27 MX missiles. But the margin of rejection was much narrower than the 239-186 tally in May by which the House approved flight-testing funds for the missile.

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