The U.S. Capitol building is seen before President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington

U.S. Senate preserves funding plan for Pentagon

The U.S. Capitol building is seen before President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday successfully defended their bid to avoid across-the-board budget caps by using some $38 billion in “emergency” war funding to expand military spending. Senators voted 51-46, along party lines, to defeat an amendment to an annual defense policy bill that would have barred a Republican-led plan to use the special war funds to avoid the spending cap, but only for the Department of Defense. The mandatory spending limits have been in place for two years.

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