7/25/2013

Tough language that would have defunded National Security Agency's newly revealed surveillance of Americans didn't make it into the final, $595 billion defense spending bill, passed by the House with bipartisan support, but amendments barring civilian furloughs, reducing Afghanistan spending and addressing military sex assault did. The 2014 spending bill now moves to the Senate, but it faces a veto threat from President Barack Obama if it is not part of a larger focus on the national budget.

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