House Passes $649 Billion Defense Spending Bill, Boosts Pentagon by $17 Billion

Friday, 08 Jul 2011 12:55 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a $649 billion defense spending bill that boosts the Pentagon budget by $17 billion.

The vote was 336-87 on Friday. The legislation would provide $119 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The vote came after the House turned back an amendment that would have barred funds for the U.S. operation against Libya.

The House has sent mixed signals on President Barack Obama's military action against Libya, voting to block weapons and military assistance to Libyan rebels but stopping short of cutting off funds.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

US Sending Troops to Poland Amid Tensions Over Russia

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:24 AM

The Obama administration is sending ground troops to Poland in response to Russia's moves in Ukraine, Poland's defense m . . .

White House Uses Bieber Petition to Push Immigration Reform

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 12:21 PM

Instead of commenting directly on a popular petition to have bad-boy pop star Justin Bieber deported to Canada, the Whit . . .

Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands in Jerusalem

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 11:47 AM

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved