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Military to continue sports spending

Updated: July 19, 2012, 12:37 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- NASCAR and bass fishing can count on the military to keep the sponsorship money coming.

The House voted Wednesday night to continue spending millions for the military to back sports to attract recruits for the all-volunteer force. On a vote of 216-202, the House rejected an amendment by Reps. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and Betty McCollum, D-Minn., that would have trimmed $72.3 million for sports sponsorships from a $608 billion defense bill for fiscal 2013.

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