Sunday, March 10, 2013

While You Were Watching Rand Paul: The House Passed $982 Billion Spending Bill

With all eyes focused on the Rand Paul's filibuster, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would grant funding to the federal government through September of 2013.

The $982 billion continuing resolution introduced by Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY), who heads the Appropriations Committee, would avoid a potential government shutdown on March 27.

In total, the bill includes $518 billion for defense, $2 billion more than President Obama requested this year but the same as in 2012. It assumes the 13 percent cut to non-exempt budget accounts called for by sequestration will occur.

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