Senate Passes Military Spending Bill

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The U.S. Senate has approved a massive $626 billion defense spending bill to pay for military operations for the fiscal year.

The measure passed by a vote of 93 to 7.

Nearly $130 billion of the spending will be assigned to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The measure will bring the total tab for the U.S- led wars to more than $1trillion.

One key provision of the bill -- it does not allocate funds for the transfer of terror suspects currently held at Guantananamo Bay military prison in Cuba to the United States.

The bill is nearly $4 billion less than what President Obama had requested.

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