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Senate Appropriations Subpanel OKs $604B in 2013 Defense Funds

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee recommends moving $5 billion from the Defense Department’s base budget into a separate spending bill for Afghanistan operations, Defense News reports. Kate Brannen reports the transfer would bring the Pentagon’s total budget to nearly $604 billion, including $511 billion for base funds and $93 billion …

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Omnibus Bill Conference Today on Hill, Goal is Compromise

A House-Senate conference on the year-end omnibus spending package is convening today, according The Hill newspaper. Democratic and Republican lawmakers are meeting to discuss and come to a compromise on a piece the funding bill, which primarily covers military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It could turn into …

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Senate to Try ‘Omnibus’ Approach on Funding Bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill had to pass another stopgap funding measure before Thanksgiving, but had one measure of budget success as they passed a “minibus” bill to fund several Cabinet departments and agencies. Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will try a similar approach but on a bigger scale. …

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House Panel Moves Forward ‘Mini-bus’ Spending Bill

With overwhelming support, the House Appropriations Committee finally passed a spending bill Monday night to prevent a shutdown of federal funding of various government internal agencies and departments. Committee members agreed in a 38-1 vote to pass the “mini-bus” legislation which makes possible for continued funding of the departments of …

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Financial Services, Govt. Appropriations Face Cuts

If a House Appropriations Committee bill moves through without big changes, the Treasury Department and other major government agencies could face budget cuts, FierceGovernment reports. H.R. 2434 calls for a 9 percent cut to agencies under the committee’s jurisdiction in fiscal 2012. The bill reduces funding to $20 billion in …

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Omnibus Spending Bill on the Ropes

In the wake of the Congressional midterm elections and a dust up over appropriations in September that resulted in a continuing resolution, Democrats are once again seeking to pass a spending bill. The Hill reports that Democrats are looking to pass a compromise omnibus spending bill between $1.106 and $1.108 …

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