Defense policy bill still tangled in debate over Trump’s wall

By Tony Bertuca  
November 13, 2019 at 5:19 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said partisan disagreement over how to address President Trump’s use of Pentagon money to fund the construction of a southern border wall continues to be the most contentious issue holding up the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill. Smith, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill today, also said he has rejected Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) “skinny bill” proposal , which he likened to “chickening out.” “The overarching sticking...

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