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July 19, 2004
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The U.S. House of Representatives agreed to a $2.58 billion aid package for Israel. Lawmakers on July 15 passed the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act by a 365-41 vote. The act includes $360 million in economic aid and $2.2 billion in military aid for the Jewish state. Earlier in the day, the House rejected a measure to restructure aid to Egypt by converting $570 million in military aid to economic aid.

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