House approves 10 percent cut to DOD printing budget

The House Monday evening passed H.R. 1246, which would cut Defense Department spending costs by 10 percent and save an estimated $35 million in FY 2012.

The bill was brought up under a suspension of House rules, which requires the support of two-thirds of voting members. The bill passed unanimously, 393-0.

Earlier in the day, the bill drew just token opposition from Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam), who said the House could be spending its time more wisely, such as by considering deeper cuts to DOD. However, she said she would not call on Democrats to reject the bill.

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