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Congress to Vote on $50B Short-Term War Funding

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Congress to Vote on $50B Short-Term War Funding

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Congress to Vote on $50B Short-Term War Funding

Congress to Vote on $50B Short-Term War Funding

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Lawmakers in the House plan to take up a $50 billion short-term funding bill for the Iraq war. That's about a quarter of what President Bush has requested for the coming year. As in previous attempts, the measure conditions the money on a goal of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of next year. And like efforts before to attach strings to Iraq money, President Bush is expected to veto the measure — if it even reaches his desk.