DOD looks to rally support for supplemental spending amid partisan debate over capped budget

By Tony Bertuca / April 9, 2024 at 4:07 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. C.Q. Brown told senators today that the U.S. defense industrial base would benefit to the tune of $50 billion if Congress would pass a supplemental security spending package that would, among other things, provide weapons to Ukraine and replenish U.S. stocks, further surging domestic weapons production. Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that trying to get the supplemental passed is the Defense Department’s “ most...

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