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Congress Approves Down Payment on War Costs

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Congress Approves Down Payment on War Costs

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Congress Approves Down Payment on War Costs

Congress Approves Down Payment on War Costs

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Both houses of Congress pass emergency legislation that gives President Bush more than the $75 billion he sought for initial costs of the war in Iraq and for anti-terrorism efforts. Lawmakers also add money for foreign aid relief and the U.S. airline industry. NPR's David Welna reports.