WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush is repeating his pledge to veto the Iraq spending bill passed by the House of Representatives because it demands the pullout of U.S. combat troops by September of next year.
Standing in front of veterans and military family members at the White House, Bush says the bill has "no chance of becoming law." He's accusing Democrats of staging political theater that delays needed resources for soldiers fighting in Iraq.
The 218-to-212 vote was mostly along part lines, as Democrats were able to approve a $124 billion war spending bill that would require combat operations to cease before next September-- or earlier if the Iraqi government does not meet certain requirements.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggled in recent days to get enough support from Democrats.
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