Senate Authorizers Approve $625.1 Billion Defense Bill

By Christopher J. Castelli / June 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a $625.1 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2014, cutting $43 million from the administration's request for the base budget and war spending. The bill includes $526.6 billion for the Defense Department's base budget ($9 million less than the budget request); $80.7 billion for overseas contingency operations ($18 million less than the budget request); and $17.8 billion for national security programs in the Energy Department ($16 million less than the budget request),...

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