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Senate Preps for Debate over Iraq Funds Request

Senate Republicans push for speedy approval of President Bush's $87 billion funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan. The Senate Appropriations Committee puts a bill to approve the money on a fast track. But Democrats and some Republicans are uneasy about approving $20 billion earmarked for reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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