The $626 billion military spending bill approved Wednesday by the House includes $125 million to boost Small Business Administration programs by redirecting unused Recovery Act funds intended for discounts on digital-television converter boxes. More Democrats than Republicans voted against the bill, including Nydia Velazquez, chairwoman of the Small Business Committee. The funds would allow the SBA, for a limited time, to eliminate fees for borrowers and increase the guarantee for the 7(a) program to 90%.

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