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Democrats Halt Effort to Reverse Sequester Cuts

Senate Democratic leaders “have stripped from their legislative agenda efforts to further ease or eliminate the remaining eight years of across-the-board defense and domestic spending cuts,” Defense One reports.  

“As Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada and other top Democrats — including Appropriations Defense subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois — assembled on a small stage in a Senate studio Wednesday, an aide placed a large white poster board with dark blue letters on a stand beside them. The bold type left few illusions about the issues on which upper chamber Democrats intend to focus for the remainder of the year. The list was entirely domestic… Gone was an issue senior Senate Democrats talked a lot about in 2013: replacing the remaining years of defense and domestic sequestration cuts.”

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