03/15/07--House Appropriations Chairman David R. Obey, D-Wis., during the markup of fiscal 2007 supplemental appropriations. The panel approved a roughly $124 billion draft supplemental spending bill, following a series of passionate debates on amendments addressing the Iraq War. The panel voted 36-28 to approve the measure, largely along party lines. Lawmakers also voted to keep open the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., which is now slated for closure. Republicans...
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