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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Bush supports provisions of war-funding bill

Watch Bush discuss Iraq and Immigration Thursday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Just hours before the House is set to vote on a $120 billion supplemental funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan, President Bush gave it a plug Thursday, saying it would "support our servicemen and women in harm's way."

The House is to vote this evening, with a Senate vote expected soon after.

Bush vetoed the first war funding bill earlier this month, because it contained timetables for removing U.S. troops from Iraq.

He made Thursday's comments at a news conference.

The timetables were replaced in the current funding measure with benchmarks for the Iraqi government to meet in order to keep U.S. reconstruction aid and other support flowing.

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