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H.R. 1441: Repeal Sequestration for Defense Act

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If the vast majority of Republicans want more military spending than what’s allowed by law, what do you do? A pending House bill would change the law to allow that higher level of military spending.

But would it be wasteful or deficit-expanding, as opponents charge? And what happens if that higher defense budget passes without the existing limit technically being eliminated?


2011’s “sequester” law was a package of automatic budget cuts limiting almost all aspects of federal spending through 2021, or the end of President Trump’s ...

Sponsor and status

Michael Turner

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Mar 8, 2017


Introduced on Mar 8, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 8, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 8, 2017

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H.R. 1441 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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