July 27th, 2010
09:02 AM ET
12 years ago

Another Senate-House spat: War funding


 The House and Senate have been divided over how to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

Washington (CNN) - The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a scaled-back version of its original war funding bill, which would drop billions of dollars for unrelated domestic programs, including money to help struggling states avoid teacher layoffs.

Republicans and even some Democrats scoffed at additional spending being added to the bulging deficit. The contention was on full display last week when the Senate voted for a nearly $59 billion bill without the extra spending. The move resulted in the bill going back to the House.

The latest House-Senate dispute highlights the divide between the more conservative Senate and the more liberal House as well as the the frustration of House Democrats with the Obama White House.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • House of Representatives • Iraq • issues • Senate
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    And for years the GOPers were telling us how unpatriotic it was to not fund war bills.

    Their hypocracy reeks

    July 27, 2010 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  2. Willy Brown

    I love you dumb democrats in Congress. Buh bye in November 2010

    July 27, 2010 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  3. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    What would the republicans do if we stopped paying for their unfunded war? Tax cuts for the wealthy and wars are the only projects that republicans feel do not have to be paid for. Bring our soldiers home!

    July 27, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. g

    waste of money what ever happened to irag paying for there reconstruction with oil money , by the time american oil companys get done taking there profit the amarican tax payers will have to pay for school hospitals, infurstructure, but wasn,t that the plan all along

    July 27, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  5. johnnyhouse

    Bring our troops home if they are not important enough to fund. We have enough terrorist right here in our country to keep them busy .We are just too dumb to realize what is happening right under our noses.We are being sold out from the top.

    July 27, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  6. Marge

    you would think the republicans would be able to explain to us what happened to almost 11 billion dollars that was sent to Iraq and then went goodness knows where during the Bush administration. The years 2004 up to and including 2007. No where and I mean no where can the Bush administration account for that 11 billion dollars. If you don't believe this read the whole article on line.

    Seems to me the previous administration sure had deficits. Deficits they didn't even account for in the Iraqi war. But then you know folks, the republicans then and now would rather forget all about the "stolen" and other deficits the Bush Administration had, well because if they didn't refuse to refer to it, they couldn't mess those little old tighty whitys they are doing right now trying to blame this administration for deficits. Gee isn't that just like them, covering over their missing accounts of deficits and trying to hold the Democrats accountable for recorded money spent on trying to right the wrongs of the previous administration.

    July 27, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  7. Jerry

    So the Obama administration can not account for 8.7 billion dollars it lost, Chicago polotics at their best.

    July 27, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  8. lforlegend

    It sounds like the House Democratics are spineless, why won't they take on the re'Publicans? The cowardly Dems want their cake and eat too.

    July 27, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  9. jules sand-perkins

    If we don't fully fund our military forces, there may be no USA at all.

    July 27, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. gt

    well if the teacher work 12 months instead of 9 ... then i could see getting them more money.. they make good money for part time work...

    July 27, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  11. snow

    I see some demorats have finally figured out that this country is tired of their spending and are now trying to save their own bacon. They will throw nobummer under the bus the same as he has done to them to try and get re-elected.

    July 27, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  12. SayWhat

    Bring our troops home and save the 59 billion, much of which finds it way into Pakistani and Afghaistani corrupt pockets and our own war profiteers.

    July 27, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  13. Naqib

    That's Pelosi for ya...
    Delay money for our troops so you can send some cash to your union cronies...
    Troops don't matter... just those precious unions

    July 27, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  14. Cut off funding

    Let us pray that there are intelligent men and women in the Congress on both sides of the aisle that recognize the utter futility and waste of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and let us hope they demonstrate real courage and vote down additional war funding. And let us hope individual congress men and women in the House and Senate take steps to filibuster this total waste of lives, time, and money and delay funding as long as possible. If someone in the House or Senate eants to be reelected, opposing this war bill will guarantee them reelection

    Right now the US is protecting a propped up corrupt government in Karzai that will NEVER stand the test of time. And we are protecting poppy fields for the heroin producers. We are giving billions to Pakistan who is aiding and abetting the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. In short we are acting like total buffons.

    It is time for a leader with common sense and vision to know when enough is enough. Senator Kerry got into politics through his opposition to Vietnam. It is time for him to stay in politics now by doing the same for Afghanistan and iraq - END THIS WAR AND END THIS SENSELESS KILLING

    July 27, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |