War Party leaders reach deal on war funding bill

CNN

06/18/08

House Democratic and Republican leaders have reached a deal on a war funding bill that will fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan into early 2009, several congressional sources said Tuesday. The bill includes $165 billion to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the rest of this year and into early 2009, without any restrictions on the money...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Congressman Obey, Along With Other So-Called Anti-War Democrats, Funds War He Says He's Against

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/06/19/9732/

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Congress Funds Another Year of War

Maya Schenwar, of Truthout: "In a step that sealed the fate of Iraq war funding until next June, the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve $162 billion for the occupation, with no strings attached. The vote follows a series of compromises and revisions over the past two months, ultimately resulting in major concessions from Democrats. The first House vote on war funding, taken last month, failed due to the combined influence of antiwar Democrats and conservative Republicans: a sizable number of hard-liners refused to fund the war with a bill that contained any inkling of 'conditions' placed on the funds."

http://www.truthout.org/article/congress-funds-another-year-war



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