Battle Lines Drawn In Summer Budget Standoff

By Tony Bertuca / June 19, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Democrats in the Senate are following through on their promise to block the fiscal year 2016 defense appropriations bill as a tactic to force high-level discussions with the Republican majority to end sequestration, but the defense authorization bill was allowed to pass the upper chamber and now heads to a conference committee with the House. The White House has threatened to veto both bills because they feature inflated overseas contingency operations (OCO) accounts that are not subject to sequestration caps,...

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