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Congress Approves Financing to Fight Wars and Terrorism

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a bill that included $82 billion for supplemental military spending as well as several immigration and border security measures that had provoked fierce debate in Congress that is likely to continue for months.The nature of the bill, mainly providing support for American troops overseas that President Bush had requested, made it all but politically impossible to oppose in its final form. “Our brave men and women in uniform will not relent in their fight against terror, and we must not relent in our support of them,” Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, the majority leader, said. “I’m glad that the House and Senate were able to move so swiftly on this legislation.”Full Story

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