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House OKs Defense Department Budget

The United States House of Representatives approved a $607 billion 2013 budget for the Department of Defense on Thursday. According to the Congressional Research Service, the request by the administration of President Barack Obama included $3.1 billion for Israel, of which $99.8 million was for a joint program to develop missile defenses.

The bill must now pass the Senate before it returns to the president.

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