WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee, as expected, approved legislation yesterday that would continue federal funding for the Superconducting Super Collider project in Texas by providing $640 million in fiscal 1994.

Although no attempts were made to eliminate funding for the controversial collider project, the measure now goes to the Senate floor, where Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., and Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., are expected to offer an amendment to try to kill the funding. The $640 million is part of a larger appropriations measure designed to fund energy and water development projects, which had been approved by an appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday.

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