White House Sharpens Criticism Of Proposed GOP Appropriations Bill

By Tony Bertuca / June 2, 2015 at 10:52 AM
As the House Appropriations Committee prepares to consider a fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill Tuesday, the director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget has sent the lawmakers a letter decrying recent GOP-led efforts to sidestep sequestration cuts in defense funding, while leaving 2011 Budget Control Act caps in place for non-defense spending. In the letter, Shaun Donovan said the Republicans' FY-16 bill -- which calls for increasing the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations fund to nearly $90...

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