U.S. House Blocks $163 Billion for Conflict in Iraq

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By Christopher Stern and Laura Litvan
Bloomberg
May 15, 2008

Anti-war Democrats and Republicans who objected to Democratic tactics in the U.S. House defeated a measure to provide $163 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan until next summer.

Lawmakers rejected the measure by a 149 to 141 vote today with more than 130 members voting “present.” Many Democrats have refused to support spending on a war that they oppose, and Republicans opposed the legislation because the process limited their usual opportunity to offer alternate legislation.

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