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December 18, 1987

House Democrats overwhelmingly rejected the delivery of military aid to Nicaragua's Contras in a closed-door party caucus but left open the possibility of some form of non-lethal aid. The 150-25 vote was intended to shore up the House's position against Contra aid in negotiations with the Senate over a big catch-all spending bill. However, Rep. David E. Bonior (D-Mich.), chairman of a party task force on Nicaraguan policy, said "we're stuck with the reality" that some form of Contra aid must be in the final package to gain Senate approval and President Reagan's signature. The Democrats' plan would retain current levels of "humanitarian" aid to the Contras until sometime in February and also permit the continued CIA delivery of non-lethal supplies.

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