War funding – with conditions

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.

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