Ernst: November elections will complicate budget debate

By Tony Bertuca  
October 4, 2018 at 11:05 AM
Though Congress recently broke a streak of fiscal dysfunction and provided on-time funding to the Pentagon for the first time in a decade, some lawmakers say there could be a partisan budget fight looming, particularly if Democrats win a majority in one or both chambers of Congress. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, said today the best hope she sees for boosting, or even maintaining, defense spending in the future relies...

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