House and Senate Appropriators set 2014 spending levels;
defense budget would see increases
24 June 2013
Appropriators in the House and Senate have now set spending levels for the federal budget in 2014. There isn't much they agree on, but both chambers want to increase military spending. Lawmakers in the House would restore funding that the Pentagon lost in 2013 due to sequestration and make up the difference with deep cuts to domestic programs. Meanwhile, the Senate would also restore funding to the Pentagon-- and provide $4 billion more for defense than the House-- but would not offset those increases with cuts elsewhere.
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