House Passes Defense Spending Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved a defense spending bill on Wednesday that includes $128 billion to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It does not include funding for the 30,000 additional troops President Barack Obama is sending to Afghanistan.

The bill rejects Obama's request for $100 million to close the Navy-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but permits terrorist suspect held there to be transferred to the U.S. to stand trial.

On ABC's World News Wednesday Obama talked about the difficulty of that decision.

"With this one, you feel it viscerally," he said. "You lose sleep. You think about families. You think about history. You walk through Arlington. You're reminded of the image of a mother in the rain sitting in front of a tombstone. And so the the gravity of the decision is just of a different quality."

Obama's plan has been criticized by liberal Democrats and some are expected to oppose funding for the surge.

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