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Stories with subject: Defense appropriations
  • Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Over White House objections, the Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending.

  • Showdown begins in Senate over defense spending story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 6:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Senate panel approved a $575.9 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday, but its fate is uncertain as lawmakers argue over spending caps.