So it Begins

House Tries to Cover Defense Spending

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This'll make up for that whole sequester thing...right? The House Appropriations Committee introduced a $982 billion spending bill on Monday that would prevent a government shutdown after March 27 and fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. The bill also includes a $10.4 billion shift into the Pentagon's operations and maintenance account, in order to give the Defense Department more flexibility with the readiness and training programs that were threatened by a full-year continuing resolution. The bill comes to the House floor on Thursday.