Defense cuts not addressed in House GOP's new spending cap plan

By Tony Bertuca / April 19, 2023 at 5:57 PM
House Republicans have released a proposal agreeing to lift the national debt limit to pay the nation's bills if the increase is paired with steep cuts to discretionary federal spending, but senior appropriators will ultimately decide what would be slashed under the proposal and defense spending does not appear to be on the menu. Though the debt ceiling increase/spending cap plan released by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) does not specifically exempt defense spending from cuts that would bring federal...

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