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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Washington News; Sen. Webb's GI bill Vote 75-22

Senate Republicans have broken with President Bush to help Democrats add help for veterans and the unemployed to a bill paying for another year of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The 75-22 vote also adds billions of dollars in other domestic funds such as heating subsidies for the poor and money for fighting wildfires to the $165 billion for the military operations overseas.

The Republicans are breaking with the President, they need the political cover the bill offers, but the question remains, if the Presidents uses his veto pen what will they do. McCain a no show.

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