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Congress Likely to Back War Chest to Fight ISIS

Congress will likely pass the White House’s separate war-funding request to battle Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria despite some lawmakers’ concerns over strategy






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House Votes to Trim Pentagon Cuts, Pensions

The Pentagon would receive about $31 billion in sequestration relief over two years, including $22 billion in 2014 and $9 billion in 2015, according to the Congressional Budget Office.


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Senate Delays Vote on Defense Bill

Senators have submitted hundreds of amendments to the legislation, many in the last week, contributing to the delay.


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White House Opposes Base Closure Catch

The Obama administration argues “the effort to configure our overseas infrastructure in a more efficient way should not prevent the authorization of another round of BRAC analysis for domestic bases.”