House appropriators advance defense spending bill without GOP support

By Tony Bertuca / July 13, 2021 at 5:48 PM
The House Appropriations Committee today approved its fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill, despite the opposition of Republicans who argue funding should be increased substantially to compete with China. The committee’s 33-23 party-line vote is an early action in a federal spending argument that is expected to last several months. The bill, which now moves to the House floor, provides $706 billion for the Pentagon, in line with the Biden administration's request and an increase of $10 billion above the...

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