House Passes Defense Bill, Staving Off Automatic Cuts For Now

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 8:38 PM ET) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2013 defense spending bill Friday, continuing support for the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects, limiting green energy investment, restricting drone surveillance and defusing the threat of sequestration in the absence of a deficit deal.

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act included a wide range of new amendments aimed at limiting the Defense Department's investment in alternative fuels, restricting drone surveillance within the United States, stopping U.S. contractors from supporting human trafficking, avoiding the closure of military...
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