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House approves foreign aid to Central America

The House of Representatives gave President Reagan a significant victory on military aid to El Salvador Thursday. By a margin of 212 to 208, the Democrat-controlled House adopted a Republican foreign-aid amendment that would authorize $120 million in emergency security assistance for El Salvador and other Central American countries. It would impose relatively easy conditions on further Salvadoran aid.

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The White House said Reagan was extremely pleased by the vote, which he felt ''sends a solid signal of US resolve to support friends in this hemisphere.''

The Republican-controlled Senate will act next on the aid plan.

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