Defense Cuts Are On The Way

Earlier this month the House passed two appropriations bills, Milcon/VA, and Homeland Security, both of which the president opposes. No appropriations bills have come to the floor in the Senate. As discussed in my article “Defense Cuts are on the Way: $100 billion, $300 billion, or $500 billion?, with a $91 billion gap between the House and Senate discretionary spending levels (302a allocations), it’s difficult to see how the two chambers will agree on a continuing resolution for FY14, let alone any appropriations bills.

As of today, the House is scheduled to be in session for 26 more days before the beginning of the next fiscal year, but that’s counting eight Mondays and Fridays, when they don’t really meet.

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