House Debate on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending

The House completed general debate on the “minibus” bill, which combines four of the 12 spending bills for fiscal year 2018, those for the… read more

The House completed general debate on the “minibus” bill, which combines four of the 12 spending bills for fiscal year 2018, those for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Energy and water programs, and the legislative branch. Republicans focused on the spending increases in Defense and Energy programs. The legislation increases overall defense spending by $72.5 billion and cuts non-defense spending by $5 billion. Democrats pointed out that sequestration* would cut defense spending by 13 percent, or $72 billion, in January 2018 because sequestration requires defense and non-defense spending to increase at the same level unless Congress passes a new budget agreement.

* Sequestration, a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013. close

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House Debate on Fiscal Year 2018 Spending

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431709-101
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House Highlight
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House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 27, 2017 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 27, 2017 | 3:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jul 27, 2017 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 27, 2017 | 3:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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