Senate Passes $447 Billion Defense Spending Bill The Senate unanimously approves a $447 billion bill authorizing next year's defense spending. The war in Iraq prompted 16 days of heated debate and dozens of amendments. One that passed requires the Bush administration to provide Congress with all documents relating to the treatment of foreign detainees. Hear NPR's David Welna.
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Senate Passes $447 Billion Defense Spending Bill

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Senate Passes $447 Billion Defense Spending Bill

Senate Passes $447 Billion Defense Spending Bill

Senate Passes $447 Billion Defense Spending Bill

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The Senate unanimously approves a $447 billion bill authorizing next year's defense spending. The war in Iraq prompted 16 days of heated debate and dozens of amendments. One that passed requires the Bush administration to provide Congress with all documents relating to the treatment of foreign detainees. Hear NPR's David Welna.