GOP derides defense budget request, Dems see a 'starting point'

By Tony Bertuca / March 28, 2022 at 5:31 PM
Congressional Republicans say President Biden's defense budget is not large enough to keep up with inflation and looming threats from China and Russia, while Democrats offered support for the White House's spending "blueprint." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Biden’s $813 billion request for national defense spending is “woefully short” of what is needed. “The Biden administration proposes a nominal 4% increase for defense over the bipartisan bill Congress just passed for this year,” he said. “That’s a nominal...

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