Defense spending debate persists among lawmakers

By Tony Bertuca / July 20, 2021 at 2:31 PM
The House Armed Services Committee heard from a panel of budget analysts today on President Biden's defense spending proposal, with Republicans again arguing for a boost in military spending to compete with China. It has been clear for months that Democrats and Republicans are unable to agree on a desired level of defense spending for fiscal year 2022, but lawmakers in the House and Senate have recently begun to draw up and debate legislation that would appropriate and authorize funding...

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