House OKs reimportation legislation

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The House passed legislation Thursday that would permit importation of lower-cost prescription drugs from places such as Canada, Australia and Europe, the Associated Press reported.

The move came as lawmakers passed a $91 billion spending measure funding farm subsidies and nutrition programs for the budget year beginning Oct. 1.

The bill passed by a 237-18 vote. But the bill faces a promised and most certain veto from President Bush over its price tag and administration opposition to the drug reimportation provision, according to the AP.

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