WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP-controlled House has passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to the military budget with cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and health care.
The partisan 218-199 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it's a dead letter with Democratic leaders, who insist on keeping the automatic cuts in place until Republicans agree to tax increases.
The legislation would prevent a $55 billion Pentagon cut that defense hawks warn would force troop cuts, military base closings and a significantly smaller Navy and Air Force, as well as an 8 percent cut to domestic agency operating budgets.
The replacement cuts include blocking illegal immigrants from claiming refundable child tax credits and cutting almost 2 million people off of food stamps.
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