Durbin, Kirk vote yes on Syria aid

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WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 73-22 on Thursday on a continuing resolution to keep government funded through Dec. 11, with the measure containing a provision to train and equip “appropriately vetted” Syrian rebels to battle the Islamic State group, also known as ISIL or ISIS.

The House passed a similar bill and Wednesday, and the legislation heads to President Barack Obama to sign.

Illinois Sens.Dick Durbin, a Democrat,and Mark Kirk, a Republican, both voted yes.

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