POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:44pm
House conservatives will be holding their noses as they vote for legislation to replace defense cuts slated for 2013 on Thursday, with one member denouncing the bill as a piece of “election-year grandstanding.”
The deficit-reduction package that House Republican leaders are bringing to the floor restores $72 billion in cuts to the Pentagon and domestic budget contained in the debt-ceiling deal Congress approved last summer. The legislation contains $315 billion in new cuts elsewhere in the budget.
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