Agreement on War Funding Bill Includes Flood Relief Money

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ House leaders in both parties have announced a
deal on a long-overdue war funding bill. They say President Bush
will sign it.

The agreement on the war funding bill, announced by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and GOP leader John Boehner, paves the way for billions of dollars in emergency flood relief for the Midwest, an extension of unemployment payments for people whose benefits have run out and a big boost in GI Bill college for veterans.

It would also provide about $165 billion to the Pentagon to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for about a year. That's enough time for Bush's successor to set Iraq policy.

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