War Funding Measure Clears House

The war funding measure has cleared the House.

The house approved an $80 billion measure that would fund the war in Afghanistan and revive, at least for now, a few pieces of the faltering Democratic jobs agenda.

To win approval of the measure, Democratic leaders added money for summer jobs, college grants and to help local school districts at least partly stem a looming wave of teacher layoffs.

The war funding measure is needed to pay for the 30,000 additional U.S. troops ordered to Afghanistan.