Image by FlamingText.com

Google

NEW YORK TIMES

HEADLINES

Promote your blog free.

BlogSearchEngine

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

War Funding Bill Set for Vote

The Senate and the House of Representatives reached an agreement on a supplemental war funding bill of $82 billion. The House will vote on it this week, the Senate next week. The core of the bill, some $76 billion will go to immediately supply troops with weapons, munition, armor, and medical supplies. This infusion of funds is expected to cover the costs through September 30, 2005. Once the bill is passed, it will officially tally the cost of the wars past $300 billion. Among other appropriations in the bill is an increase of $100,000 in death benefits for the families of those killed in combat. There are also appropriations for tsunami relief, a new embassy in Baghdad, and aprovision for tightening driver's license requirements.
Senate, House strike deal on Iraq war funding

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Reliable Alternatives net ring
| PREVIOUS | NEXT | RANDOM | LIST SITES |
This site is a Reliable Alternatives net ring member.

Thanks to RingSurf | Join? | Nominate? | Questions? |<

Google