Reid: Military & Homeland Security Appropriations Fall Back in Line

Posted July 19, 2013 at 7:00am

Roll Call reports that: “Senate Democrats are making a bid to change the playbook on considering federal spending.”

“Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that unlike in some recent years, he wouldn’t try to work through what are often considered bipartisan spending measures first, like the Military Construction-VA measure or one funding the Department of Homeland Security, which are considered low-hanging fruit.”

“The result of that maneuver has been that Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, the Pentagon and some other departments and agencies get full bills enacted into law while others get stuck with a steady stream of stopgap measures.”