WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The U.S. Congress agreed Wednesday to endorse the current Japanese-U.S. plan to relocate the Futenma air station within Okinawa, congressional sources said.

The Senate and the House of Representatives will vote Thursday on an amendment to the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2010 effectively endorsing the relocation of the base, now in densely populated Ginowan, to Nago, farther north on Okinawa Island.

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