15 May 2009

US House passes war bill

8:58 am on 15 May 2009

The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved $US96.7 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The funding includes economic and security aid for the government in Pakistan.

Almost all House Republicans and most Democrats backed the measure. The final vote was 368-60.

The Senate is working on its own version of the legislation and could vote next week.