GOP slams Biden's defense budget, top Dem sees 'useful starting point'

By Tony Bertuca / March 9, 2023 at 3:27 PM
Congressional Republicans were united today in their criticism of President Biden's defense budget request, with some saying it is too small when compared to the rate of inflation and the planned surge in non-defense spending sought by the White House. The Biden administration has submitted a fiscal year 2024 budget to Congress requesting $886.4 billion in total national defense spending, with $842 billion specifically for the Defense Department, or an increase of slightly more than 3% above what lawmakers enacted...

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