Debt ceiling negotiations ensnare defense bill

By Tony Bertuca / May 10, 2023 at 12:47 PM
Senior Republicans say gridlock on Capitol Hill over the debt ceiling and GOP-backed spending cuts have forced a delay to the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill, a massive, must-pass piece of legislation lawmakers were scheduled to begin crafting this week. In a press conference today , House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) said work on the annual defense policy bill has been postponed to give lawmakers more time to reach a fiscal agreement. “For now, we’re going to wait...

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