Mud is flying between the administration and House leadership about the defense budget topline, and a lot of it is sticking since both are trying to seize the mantle of fiscal discipline despite proposing costs in excess of the cap. Enter Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who seems to have decided to observe the statutory ceiling.
My intent to try to hold the line on the spending limit because that's what the law last year set.
Senator Levin's statement means all three bodies in the Senate have followed the BCA: the Budget Committee, which filed a deeming resolution setting BCA as the budget, Appropriations whose 302(b)s meet the BCA caps, and now the authorizers. Clearly one body still believes in the BCA.