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Defense Caught in Budget War Between GOP Factions

“The 114th Congress is shaping up to be a battle of wills among various factions of the Republican Party with the US defense sector caught in the middle,” Defense News reports.  

“The GOP controls 245 seats in the 435-member House and 54 in the 100-seat Senate. And while the Senate’s rules give Democrats plenty of ways to block bills, many of the most important fights will pit Republicans against Republicans.”  

“In the days and weeks immediately after last November’s midterm elections, political scholars and analysts predicted congressional Republi­­cans would enact an agenda that would challenge President Barack Obama’s policies. But so far, in doing so, GOP factions have set off several intraparty fights.”

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