House subpanel moves defense bill

That amount is still $28 billion above the spending caps currently in law due to sequestration, just as the Obama administration’s budget was above the 2014 caps.


The bill does contain $85.8 billion in funding for the war in Afghanistan, which is $5.1 billion above what the Pentagon requested. That funding does not affect the sequester budget caps.

The bill also blocked funding for moving detainees from Guantánamo Bay to the United States, and prohibits modifying facility in the U.S. to house detainees.

The provisions, which are also in the House’s defense authorization bill that’s being marked up by the Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, push back against President Obama’s renewed push to close Guantánamo.