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Bill passes requiring combat operations in Iraq to end by September 2008

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House delegation from Washington split along party lines Friday with Democrats voting yes and Republicans voting no, as the House approved a bill that would require President Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq next year.

President Bush is threatening to veto the $124 billion bill that would require combat operations to cease before September 2008.

Democratic Congressman Brian Baird says the bill provides necessary funds for troops and bringing them home. Republican Congressman Doc Hastings says the bill would impose unacceptable restrictions on troops.

     

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
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