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WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senators followed their defiant House counterparts' lead Thursday, passing a war funding bill that sets a deadline for withdrawing combat forces from Iraq by next year.
The bill passed 51-46 and now heads to President Bush, who has vowed to veto it.
GOP Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Gordon Smith of Oregon joined Democrats in supporting the bill. Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman, who caucuses with the Democrats, voted with Republicans opposing it.
Passage sets the stage for a showdown between Bush and congressional Democrats, who do not appear to have the necessary two-thirds support to override the president's threatened veto.
Democrats will need the support of 67 senators to override a veto.
Originally posted by marg6043
Occurs Bush will veto, he already said so.
This just a power struggle for Bush after having his way for 6 years. Now he will have to deal with a congress that is not of his liking.
I can way to see it veto and what will come next.