Thursday 31 Jul 2014

The Americas

Article taster from IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 01 January 2014 issue.

Congress approves two-year deal, relieves sequester 

Daniel Wasserbly
IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly Americas Editor

Congress has passed budget legislation that breaks a three-year impasse over government funding and provides the Department of Defense (DoD) with two years of relief from 'sequestration'.

The 2013 Bipartisan Budget Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives on 12 December and the Senate on 18 December, is a two-year deal meant to keep the US government running and avoid the sort of fiscal standoffs in Congress that led to a government shutdown at the beginning of Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) in October.

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