House committee matches Biden's defense request amid lawmaker plans for big plus-up

By Tony Bertuca / June 15, 2022 at 5:45 PM
The House Armed Services Committee intends to match President Biden's request for fiscal year 2023 defense spending in its early version of the annual defense authorization bill, but the chairman says the panel is sure to increase the topline, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense . The bill, according to a draft of Rep. Adam Smith’s (D-WA) “ chairman’s mark ,” would authorize $772.4 billion in Pentagon spending for FY-23, matching Biden’s request. Smith, however, said today...

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