This week in Congress: Moving ahead the military budget debate

Military Times:  The Senate will take up the annual defense authorization bill this week while the House tries to finish its work on a defense appropriations measure after parliamentary delays last week.

If the House can pass the defense budget bill — part of a larger, nearly $1 trillion spending measure including several other federal agencies — it will clear the way for the chamber to take up their version of the defense authorization measure just after the July 4 recess.

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