Politics & Government

May 30, 2014 12:45 AM

Lawmakers rob Peter to pay Paul on spending bills

The House is cutting back armed air marshals but increasing funding to deal with a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children. It’s boosting funding for gun background checks and resisting tea party cuts to economic development programs. Military readiness is taking a hit to pay for more ships and airplanes. It’s trade-off time on Capitol Hill.

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