House Panel Advances $512B Defense Spending Bill

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The 2014 defense bills moved forward in the House and Senate on Wednesday, with a House committee advancing its version of the $512 billion funding bill and the Senate reaching a compromise on prosecuting sexual assault within the military chain of command.

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2014 defense appropriations bill on Wednesday, despite objections from Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and other Democrats, who argued that the bill, like other Republican appropriations bills, ignored the spending reductions mandated by sequestration, the across-the-board budget...
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