WASHINGTON -- A crucial vote by the Senate on an amendment to kill funding for the $8.25 billion Superconducting Super Collider is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight.

The time for the vote was set on Friday when the Senate agreed to limit debate on the amendment by Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark. It would eliminate the full $550 million in fiscal 1993 funding that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved on July 23 as part of a $22.5 billion energy appropriations bill pending in the Senate.

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