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Funding allocations trouble

CQ Budget, Episode No. 318

House Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., unveiled subcommittee allocations with deep cuts to nondefense spending that angered Democrats.
House Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., unveiled subcommittee allocations with deep cuts to nondefense spending that angered Democrats. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House appropriators kick off their annual markups this week while the House Armed Services Committee marks up its defense authorization bill. But a tight cap on defense spending has left defense hawks frustrated, and proposed cuts to nondefense spending have Democrats gearing up for a protracted battle. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman, Aidan Quigley and John M. Donnelly assess the fiscal 2025 House spending allocations and what they may mean for the appropriations process.

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