House and Senate lawmakers advance bipartisan FY-24 defense authorization bill

By Tony Bertuca / December 7, 2023 at 9:37 AM
House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to a fiscal year 2024 defense policy bill, releasing the text of the 3,000-page legislation last night that would, among numerous other things, authorize $886 billion in total national defense spending. The text, called a conference report , was hashed out after months of staff work and weeks of lawmaker debate that had to reconcile two competing bills, one which -- the House version -- Democrats called “ an ode to bigotry and ignorance...

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