The defense spending bill is likely to be brought at "the 11th hour" for a vote so it is less likely "to be picked apart," says Rep. James Moran, D-Va., the second-ranking Democrat of the House defense appropriations subcommittee. The defense spending bill cuts $25 billion from earlier levels but gives the Pentagon some sequester relief and is a measure "people can live with," Moran says.
Defense bill: "11th hour" passage likely, lawmaker says
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