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House puts spending-cut knife to Pentagon

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/02/2011

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans pressed ahead on Wednesday with legislation to immediately slice more than $61 billion from domestic spending but found their budget-cutting unity shaken in a House of Representatives vote to kill a big weapons project. After refusing on Tuesday to trim other military spending for this year, the House voted 233-198 to deny immediately $450 million for the continued development of a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Republicans were almost evenly split on the project, which was opposed by the Pentagon, but Democrats voted nearly two-to-one to kill it. If the Senate concurs in eliminating the program, the bipartisan measure could end up saving the government around $3 billion over the next few years. Read on...
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"House puts spending-cut knife to Pentagon", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 18/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/house-puts-spending-cut-knife-to-pentagon