Senate Defense bill: yes to funding abortion and the Air Force, no to biofuels

From Human Events:

Republicans of the Senate Armed Services Committee netted some crucial wins during the markup of their version of the Fiscal 2013 Defense appropriations bill, making a few compromises along the way.

Committee leaders emerged from a three-and-a-half day, closed-door markup session to announce that the bill had received unanimous approval — after making a total of 150 alterations to President Obama’s proposal. Unlike the House version of the bill, which passed last week after the addition of $4 billion in funding to the package, the Senate bill stayed in line with the president’s budget of roughly $631 billion, including overseas combat operations funding.

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