The House Appropriations Committee has included a 5 percent increase in defense spending for fiscal year 2014 as part of the panel’s $967 billion budget blueprint, Federal Times reported Sunday.
Sean Reilly writes the Department of Homeland Security would also receive a boost in funds, getting a 3 percent raise to $39 billion.
Lawmakers included a 19 percent cut total for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education starting in October at the start of the fiscal year, Reilly reports.
Funding for the State Department and foreign operations would go down 19 percent and the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development would see a 9 percent cut, according to Federal Times.
In total, the blueprint proposes a 2 percent total cut from the $986 billion federal budget for fiscal 2012, according to the report.