House re-approves $125 million cut to military band funding

The House on Thursday afternoon re-approved a cut to military bands that Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) managed to put into the Department of Defense Appropriations Act in June, only to watch it get stripped Wednesday afternoon in a voice vote.

The House voted 226-201 in favor of restoring the $125 million cut.

McCollum returned to the floor late Wednesday night to introduce new language restoring the cut after Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) managed to win voice-vote approval for his amendment to restore funding. The cut effectively caps spending on military bands to $200 million for FY 2012.