GOP's ascension to House majority drives confusion over possible defense cuts

By Tony Bertuca / January 10, 2023 at 3:52 PM
Depending on which senior House Republican you ask, defense spending cuts are either "on the table" or "have not been discussed." Now that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is in place, information is beginning to emerge concerning what kind of deals he had to strike and what sort of promises he had to make to win a historically contentious speaker’s election. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a key Freedom Caucus member expected to be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has...

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