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House Committee Approves Iraq Funding

The House Appropriations Committee approves President Bush's $87 billion funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan with few amendments. The panel defeats Democratic attempts to make part of the money a loan -- or rescind Bush's tax cuts to pay for it. Hear NPR's Peter Overby.

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.