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Defense Spending Approved

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Defense Spending Approved

The US Senate passed the Defense Authorization bill Thursday night, sending it on to the President.

The vote was 84 to 15 for the bill that will allow spending over six hundred fifty billion dollars for the Defense Department and the war in Afghanistan.

South Dakota Senator John Thune added an amendment to it and voted for it.…

 

Thune says it also has funding to continue development of a next generation bomber…

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