WASHINGTON (AP) - A House vote is expected today on a nearly $97
billion war-spending measure.
The bill would fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the
end of September. The spending would push the cost of the two wars
to almost $1 trillion.
The almost $97 billion measure is nearly $12 billion more than
the administration asked for.
Some of the extra funding covers cargo planes the administration
didn't ask for, as well as almost double the amount requested for
It does not include the $80 million the administration requested
to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. It does include a request for a
detailed plan regarding the prison's future.
Republicans tried, but failed, to include a provision blocking
the shutdown of Guantanamo.