WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is expected today to pass a bipartisan budget that restores half the automatic spending cuts next year to the Pentagon and some domestic agencies.
An additional $18 billion for 2015 would provide enough relief to essentially freeze spending at those levels for the year.
But the bill also cuts inflation increases in pensions for military retirees under 62 years old, which many Republicans oppose.
The House already has passed the measure, so it would go to President Barack Obama.
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