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Pentagon Readies New War Supplemental

The Pentagon has sent to the administration a supplemental spending package for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan worth more than $82 billion, according to defense lobbyists.

The administration is expected to forward it to Congress before the end of the month, but lobbyists said they did not expect any action to be taken before the end of the year. The war is already funded through the first months of the new year – giving the new Congress some time before it tackles another in a long line of big-ticket spending measures.

In the past, war spending bills were difficult to pass, in part because they became a forum for Democrats to protest the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq.

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