Bipartisan Senate supplemental bill tags $35B for U.S. defense industry

By Tony Bertuca / February 5, 2024 at 10:21 AM
A new supplemental security spending bill that emerged from the Senate over the weekend after months of bipartisan negotiations injects $35 billion into the U.S. defense industrial base, focusing on new weapons for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as well as replenishing U.S. stocks and adding $2.44 billion to cover the latest military actions in and around the Red Sea against Iran-backed militants. The $118 billion bill, released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Sunday, would appropriate $19.85 billion to replenish...

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