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 Post subject: Senate passes $612 bln defense spending bill
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:47 pm 
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As passed on an 88-8 vote, the measure would authorize $103.9 billion for Pentagon procurement, $1.2 billion more than President George W. Bush's request. Overall, Bush had asked for $611.1 billion for national defense.


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What can we say? Seems Congress is not representing the people anymore. It only represents the military industrial machine. :(

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The House cleared the plan Wednesday by a vote of 392-39 after a week of conferences with Senate leaders over its final shape. A Senate vote is expected before Congress adjourns next week for the fall election campaigns; it could come as soon as today.

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/09/house-approves-612b-defense-bill-military-pay-raise

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