House OKs $70B for Iraq, Afghanistan

Despite intense partisan divisions over the course of the

Iraq war, the House on Tuesday easily approved $70 billion more for military operations there and in Afghanistan. Lawmakers also adopted a record $448 billion budget for the Pentagon. With Iraq alone costing about $8 billion a month, another infusion of money will be needed next spring. The House passed the Pentagon appropriations bill by a 394-22 vote Tuesday night, and the Senate is due to cat before adjourning this weekend for the fall campaign. Full Story

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