Senate Rejects House Bill on War Funding

The Senate has rejected a Democratic measure that ties a troop-withdrawal requirement to new funds to pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The measure failed by a 53-45 vote.

The move is the latest twist for the Democratic-led Congress, which has acted on everything from war spending to the country's subprime mortgage crisis. But much of the body's work has met with threats of a veto from President Bush.

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