House approves bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending

WASHINGTON Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:59pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved the final version of the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633.3 billion in defense spending for 2013, easing limits on satellite exports and providing more Marines for embassy security.

The Republican-controlled House approved the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 315-107. The measure must still be approved by the Senate before it can go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

(Reporting By David Alexander; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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