Found July 18, 2012 on Fox Sports:
NASCAR and bass fishing can count on the military to keep the sponsorship money coming. The House voted Wednesday night to continue spending millions for the military to back sports to attract recruits for the all-volunteer force. On a vote of 216-202, the House rejected an amendment by Reps. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and Betty McCollum, D-Minn., that would have trimmed $72.3 million for sports sponsorships from a $608 billion defense bill for fiscal 2013. The measure had targeted the money the National Guard spends to sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, as well as IndyCar Series driver JR Hildebrand. It also would have cut money the Army spends on the National Hot Rod Association drag racing, funds the Marine Corps uses for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and money spent on bass fishing. Kingston and McCollum had challenged their colleagues' resolve to cut federal spending as the nation grapples with the trillion-plus deficit. House Republicans, thei...

Military will continue to sponsor NASCAR

NASCAR and the Ultimate Fighting Championship will continue to see sponsorship money from the military as the House voted Wednesday to continue spending millions to sponsor sports in an effort to attract recruits. On a vote of 216-202, the House rejected an amendment by Reps. Jack Kingston, R-GA., and Betty McCollum, D-Min., that would have cut $72.3 million from a $608 billion defense...

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Congress is wrapped around the axle over the military spending millions of dollars to sponsor NASCAR cars and other sports in a bid to boost recruiting. Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia and Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota are pushing an amendment to cut $72.3 million from a $608 billion defense spending bill for military sponsorships. The House began debating...
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