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War-funding bill faces uncertain future in Senate

U.S. Marine Daniel Castrejon prepares to enter a home during a raid near Falluja.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush might not get a chance to follow through on his vow to veto a $96 billion war spending bill passed by the House that would tie war funding past July to a progress report.

A 221-205 vote on Thursday sends the bill to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future as Republican and Democratic leaders try to work out a compromise with the White House.

The bill would send the Pentagon about $40 billion up front and require the Bush administration to report on the progress of the war -- and on the progress of Iraq's government in reaching a political settlement -- in July.

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