July 23rd, 2010
07:24 AM ET
4 years ago

Senate sends war-funding package back to House

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Washington (CNN) - The Senate passed an emergency supplemental spending bill to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, setting aside a House package that includes additional social spending.

The Senate action late Thursday sends the package back to the House for its consideration.

"The provisions included in the bill by the Senate are critical for protecting Americans at home and abroad," said Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, Senate Appropriations Committee chairman.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. MatthewDetroit

    Here IS where the party of NO as Dems call it works.

    You have 60 Billion in Defense spending.

    The Dems tried to tack on 20 Billion in pork and domestic spending.

    The Republicans along with 11 Dems said NO.

    Now the BIll is going to the HOUSE...Minus the extra 20 Billion in crap.

    The DEMS JUST LIKE TO SPEND SPEND SPEND...

    July 23, 2010 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  2. Kevin in Ohio

    What are social spending funds doing attached to the House bill anyway?????? Doesn't Pelosi get it yet?

    July 23, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. Lisa, Miami

    this is disgusting.

    bunch of warmongers!!!!!!!!!

    the military spending will drown this country.

    just wait and see the US becoming a 3rd world country.

    AH!

    July 23, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Good. It is time to stop allowing the pork to be tacked onto essential item bills.

    July 23, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. stela-fl

    How much ?1 zillion, ok no limit for war, we need to keep peace and the GOP are happy now, but hey ... lets not give these lazy people 200 a week for unemployment!

    July 23, 2010 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. gt

    get the troops home now.. a waste of money an lives...

    July 23, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. I now own a piece of paper that says I own gold,hahaha

    Most of Hawaii is owned by Japan,the people there dont really have a voice.

    July 23, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  8. Naqib

    That's nice...
    We need money to conduct operations in two wars... protect the troops, feed the troops, arm the troops, support the troops... and it will be delayed because our Democrat house couldn't resist filling it with social vote buying crap...

    November can't come soon enough...

    July 23, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. Four and The Door

    "It includes ...funding to respond to the economic and environmental impacts of the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill."
    ______________________________________________________
    But wait a minute... I thought Obama said this wasn't going to cost the taxpayers one penny. Did I misunderstand or misinterpret which penny or which taxpayer he was talking about?

    I'm not saying don't fund the effort. That absolutely has to be done. But I am saying believe very little of what comes out of the Administration. Take what they say with a grain of salt and a pound of skepticism.

    July 23, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    After all, we need to pay for the 7,000 troops and 46 warships we just sent to Costa Rica. What? The U.S. media didn't report that? Surprise surprise. Have a nice day!

    July 23, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |