Defense budget anxiety trends upward as GOP senators break with White House

By Tony Bertuca / July 10, 2019 at 5:00 AM
More than a dozen GOP senators last week revolted against the Trump administration's current budget negotiation strategy, which they said calls for potentially funding the federal government with a stopgap spending measure for a full year and requesting Congress provide special exemptions for new Pentagon spending. Along with losing key Republicans like Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the White House's idea to back a full-year continuing resolution for fiscal year 2020 -- but with requests for "anomalies"...

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