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December 18, 2007

House spending bill: $516 billion, 1,482 pages, $7 billion in pork.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Monday approved a $516 billion measure funding 14 Cabinet agencies and funding for troops in Afghanistan, setting the stage for a year-end budget deal with the White House.

President Bush has signaled he'll ultimately sign the measure--assuming up to $40 billion more is provided by the Senate for the Iraq war--despite opposition from GOP conservatives. [more]

The Senate debates the bill today.

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at December 18, 2007 11:17 PM

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