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.


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.