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Unformatted text preview: More War Funding Requested (Updated) Wednesday, 24 October 2007 On October 22, the administration submitted a request for a further $45.9 billion in war-related spending for fiscal year 2008. This request is on top of $147 billion already requested for the Department of Defense and $3.6 billion for other agencies for the fiscal year. If appropriated by Congress, the vast majority would be spent on Iraq. Total spending for the Iraq War would rise to approximately $611 billion. The Department of Defense portion of this request, for $42.3 billion, was announced by Defense Secretary Gates in September during Senate testimony. Table 1: Summary of War-related Request for FY2008 *Other agency spending for Iraq includes: U.S. Coast Guard ($223 million), Diplomatic and Consular Porgrams ($2.1 billion), Migration and Refugee Assistance ($195 million), Economic Consular Porgrams ($2....
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