House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was due to release his response to the president's 2012 budget request April 5, and lawmakers say they don't expect it to contain any dramatic cuts in defense spending. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., said he expects to see a proposal close to President Barack Obama's $553 billion. McKeon said he would like to see $7 billion added to the request.

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