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Congress split over suspension of aid to Egypt

Opinions among lawmakers remained split on Sunday over whether the US should cut off or suspend aid to Egypt.

The US spends roughly $1.5 billion a year on assistance to Egypt with much of it going to financing the purchase of US military equipment.

Calls to cut off or suspend this aid has been growing since the Egyptian military's crackdown against supportersof ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The violence has so far killed more than 750 people.

Lawmakers in favor of cutting off aid say that the US is losing credibility in the Middle East by continuing to fund the Egyptian military responsible for the violent crackdown.

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