House approves $649 billion defense budget bill
from The Associated Press via The Boston Globe
The House overwhelmingly passed a $649 billion defense spending bill that boosts the Pentagon budget by $17 billion and covers the costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The strong bipartisan vote was 336 to 87 and reflected lawmakers' intent to ensure national security, preserve defense jobs across the nation, and avoid deep cuts while the country is at war.
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