House Intros 2-Year Pentagon, VA Spending Bills

Capitol_BuildingThe House introduced legislation Monday night that includes two full-year appropriations bills for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and is intended to help them manage sequestration cuts.

According to the Washington Business Journal, other agencies would receive their funding at fiscal year 2013 levels under a continuing resolution.

Citing Congressional Budget Office figures, Jill Aitoro writes the bill would provide $1.2 trillion in total discretionary spending, including $518.1 in base funding for the Pentagon and $87.2 billion for overseas contingency operations.

Fierce Government reports the bill, introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), would keep the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s procurement funds.

Rogers’ bill would also fund NOAA’s full fiscal 2013 request of $802 million for the GOES-R weather satellite program, according to Fierce.

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