Austin, Blinken spotlight industrial base investments in emergency spending request

By Tony Bertuca / October 31, 2023 at 12:53 PM
( Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional information from the hearing. ) Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Senate appropriators today that approving the $106 billion national security spending package sought by President Biden would pour significant funding into the U.S. defense industrial base, resulting in not just the support of key allies Ukraine and Israel, but also a surge in American jobs. “This money is going right back into the...

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