Appropriators send bipartisan signals for possible move against defense budget cap

By Tony Bertuca / April 11, 2024 at 4:21 PM
Senior House and Senate appropriators this week said they believe the congressionally mandated cap on fiscal year 2025 defense spending is too low to address the Pentagon's requirements and signaled that they intend to do something about it. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), the newly minted chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said during an April 10 hearing with senior Navy officials that he understands the challenge, especially since Congress passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act capping Pentagon spending at $850 billion...

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