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House again passes FY-18 defense spending bill that can't clear Senate

January 30, 2018 |
Tony Bertuca
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The House, in a largely symbolic move by Republicans, voted 250-166 to pass a $659 billion fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations bill with no hope of passage in the Senate, where Democrats continue to oppose any spending measure that does not include a promise of immigration reform and also provide parity between defense and non-defense priorities. Staffers said the vote, which occurred hours before President Trump's State of the Union address, is meant to highlight Republican efforts to increase defense...

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