Sequester Flexibility Might Not Make Final Debt, Shutdown Bill

October 16, 2013

A plan favored by Democrats and Republicans to give the Pentagon and other department heads greater flexibility to choose what gets cut under sequestration appears in jeopardy.

Senate leaders and sources had indicated on Tuesday that they were inclined to include language in an emergency bill to temporarily raise the nation’s borrowing limit and reopen the government a provision granting Defense Department brass much-desired flexibility under sequestration.

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