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Appropriators Keep Defense Cuts Close to the Vest

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Frelinghuysen is the new chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

Indeed, House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., waited until this week to share with his subcommittee chairmen and ranking members the allocations each of their colleagues have been given.

“Leadership did not want to run the risk of a second shutdown or [continuing resolution] crisis,” the GOP lawmaker said.

Tamar Hallerman contributed to this report.

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