House Passes $643 Billion Defense Bill

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a nearly $643 billion military spending bill -- a measure at odds with prior defense spending agreements and President Barack Obama's Pentagon plans.

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    12/7/2017 - 1:49 pm | View Link
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    12/7/2017 - 7:50 am | View Link
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