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House votes to bar NPR funding, against withdrawing from Afghanistan

From NBC’s Shawna Thomas, Luke Russert, and Domenico Montanaro

The budget vote was the major vote today but there were a couple of other votes of note in the House today. The House voted to bar NPR of federal funding and against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.

On NPR, the vote was 228-192 with just Republicans voting in favor. Seven Republicans joined all 185 Democrats. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), Tea Party freshman, voted “present.”

The measure would still have to be passed by the Senate and signed by the president to become law.

On Afghanistan, the House voted 321-93 against withdrawing troops. The breakdown (with Democrats essentially split): 222 Republicans and 99 Democrats voted against a withdrawal; Eight Republicans joined 85 Democrats in voting to withdraw. One Republican voted “present.”