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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 04:33 PM

House Weighs Millions Military Spends On Sports Sponsorships [View all]

Source: Associated Press

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 4:26 PM

WASHINGTON Congress is wrapped around the axle over the military spending millions of dollars to sponsor NASCAR cars and other sports in a bid to boost recruiting.

Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia and Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota are pushing an amendment to cut $72.3 million from a $608 billion defense spending bill for military sponsorships. The House began debating the bill Wednesday. The two argue that in a time of growing deficits the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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Yet the two lawmakers are facing resistance from their colleagues and sports leagues.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/house-weighs-millions-military-spends-on-sports-sponsorships/2012/07/18/gJQAB1zCuW_story.html

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