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Senate Dems Escalate Budget Battle With $1T Spending Plan

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday narrowly approved a $1 trillion spending plan that would fund a large chunk of the government, including defense spending and food and drug safety initiatives, in a vote that escalated a budget battle with House Republicans.

In a 15-14 vote along party lines, the committee agreed to allocate a maximum of $1.058 trillion across 12 yet-to-be-drafted spending bills that help fund the operating budgets of a slew of departments and agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the Food...
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