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President calls for $74.7 billion to pay for Iraq war, anti-terror measures

[JURIST] President Bush Tuesday asked Congress to authorize a supplemental budget of $74.7 billion - almost 1% of the Gross Domestic Product - to pay for the war in Iraq and other military commitments ($62.6 billion), to provide humanitarian assistance for Iraqis ($2.4 billion), and to strengthen homeland defenses in the war on terror ($4.25 billion, including new allocations for the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security under Operation Liberty Shield). More information is available from the White House.

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