Thursday, July 30, 2009

U.S. Congress OK's $636 Billion Defense Budget -- News Updates

House OKs $636 Billion Defense Bill -- UPI

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. House passed a $636 billion Pentagon spending bill Thursday that includes programs President Barack Obama has threatened to veto.

Lawmakers voted 400-30 to cut new funding for the controversial F-22 fighter jet, but retained two expenditures Obama opposes -- $560 million for an alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and $485 million for new helicopters to fly the president, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday.

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More News On The U.S. House Version Of The Defense Budget

House strikes F-22, passes defense bill -- Reuters
House cuts F-22 funding, nixes other weapons cuts -- AP
House Cuts F-22 Funds, But Not Others -- Time Magazine
House passes $636B defense bill despite veto threat -- The Hill
House Approves Defense Bill, Strips F-22 Funds -- Washington Post
House funds Pentagon programs set for termination -- AP
Obama Threatens to Veto $636B Defense Spending Bill -- FOX News
US votes against F-22 production -- Al Jazeera

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