House Armed Services Committee increases defense topline by $37B

By Tony Bertuca / June 22, 2022 at 2:28 PM
The House Armed Services Committee voted 42-17 today to authorize a $37 billion increase to the amount President Biden has requested for national defense. The increase comes via an amendment offered today by Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), who cited concerns over inflation and the ongoing war in Ukraine during the committee’s debate on the annual defense authorization bill. “This amendment is tailored to crucial military needs and the effects of inflation,” he said. “I believe this amendment strikes the right...

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