The White House is expected to ask Congress for up to $90 billion to pay for a war with Iraq and other expenses within days of the start of combat, congressional and White House aides said Monday.
The bill would also include aid for Israel, a key U.S. ally in the region, and funds for anti-terrorism efforts at home, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Two officials said President Bush could send the measure to Capitol Hill as early as Friday.
It was initially unclear how much of the measure would be to finance fighting against Iraq, though one official said the figure assumed one month of combat.
This entry was published 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0 by TriggerFinger
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