$594B Pentagon Spending Bill Clears Senate Panel

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The Senate defense appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $594.4 billion defense spending bill that, like the House-passed defense spending bill, funds the U.S. Department of Defense above the levels allowed by sequestration.

The bill envisions a base defense budget appropriation of $516.4 billion with an additional $77.8 billion for overseas contingency operations, which is an overall reduction of $10 billion from the $604.7 billion that was allotted to the Pentagon in 2013, before the sequestration budget cuts took effect. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled...
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