Washington (CNN) – The Senate passed the $636 billion defense spending bill on Saturday by an 88 to 10 vote, and the measure is now headed to President Obama for his signature.
The legislation includes money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but does not include the additional costs expected for the 30,000 U.S. troops the Obama administration announced it will send to Afghanistan next year. A separate request for those troops is expected to come up for a vote next spring.
The House of Representatives passed the spending bill 395-34 on Wednesday.
Democrats also tacked onto the bill short-term extensions of several programs set to expire at the end of 2009, including a two-month extension of unemployment assistance and health care coverage for those who have lost their jobs.