Analysis: Chances of DoD appropriations bill passing?

Wednesday - 3/2/2011, 4:32pm EST

Todd Harrison, senior fellow for budget studies,Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

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The Defense Department is pressuring Congress for a spending increase in 2011. Defense leaders say a continuing resolution the House passed in mid-February doesn't give them enough money. And they want DoD taken out of any year-long CR that Congress passes.

Todd Harrison, a senior fellow for budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses how much the budget uncertainties will impact DoD. And, what's the likelihood Congress will clear the DoD appropriations bill while still funding the rest of the government under a continuing resolution?