House Rules Committee sets emergency meeting to consider 2013 funding bill

The legislation funds the government for the rest of the year at $982 billion, and includes a full appropriations bill for the Defense Department and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs. It redistributes $10.4 billion within the Defense Department and places it in an operations and maintenance budget, which will DOD more flexibility to deal with the sequester.

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Barring some agreement, the Obama administration will reduce spending further by $85 billion as required by the sequester, and take it from the $982 billion provided in the bill.

The House is expected to approve the rule for the bill on Wednesday, and approve it on Thursday.