Republicans controlling the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a budget plan that restores funding for defense and border security but adds no new funding for education, reports the Associated Press.

House Republicans on March 4 moved to ease a crunch in Pentagon readiness while limiting the pain felt by such agencies as the FBI and the Border Patrol from the across-the-board spending cuts that are just starting to take effect.

The effort is part of a huge spending measure that would fund day-to-day federal operations through September—and head off a potential government shutdown later this month.

The measure would leave in place...

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