US Senate blocks bills to pay for Iraq, Afghanistan wars

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November 16, 2007 17:52

 
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The Senate on Friday blocked a Democratic proposal to pay for the Iraq war but require that troops start coming back to the United States.. The 53-45 vote was seven votes short of the 60 needed to advance. It came minutes after the Senate rejected a Republican proposal to pay for the Iraq war without strings attached. The Republican measure failed 45-53, 15 short of the number of votes needed to go forward.

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