The Senate voted 51-47 Thursday for a $123 billion spending bill that:
“Provides more than $90 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
“Mandates the beginning of a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq within 120 days
“Includes funding for unrelated purposes such as hurricane relief and natural disaster farm subsidies.
The legislation faces a threatened presidential veto.
Here’s how local senators voted on the measure:
Craig, R, no; Crapo, R, no;
Cantwell, D, yes; Murray, D, yes.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.