Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will vote as early as Friday on legislation that would spend $50 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but require that President Bush start bringing troops home.
The money is about a quarter of the $196 billion requested by Bush. It would finance about four months of combat in Iraq, Pelosi told reporters on Thursday.
"This is not a blank check for the president," she said at a Capitol Hill news conference.
"This is providing funding for the troops limited to a particular purpose, for a short time frame," she added.