Joint Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Washington, DC
December 18, 2009


We strongly urge Senate passage of the Defense Appropriations Bill today, prior to expiration of the current continuing resolution. Passage today will provide important support for our foreign policy and national security priorities and ensure continuity of funding for our troops in combat and for all of the Department of Defense.

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PRN: 2009/1303

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