House defense spending bill advances, Dems decry ‘poison pill’ riders

By Tony Bertuca / June 13, 2024 at 3:19 PM
The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee voted to advance its version of the fiscal year 2025 defense spending bill along party lines today, with Democrats standing in opposition to what they said were “poison pill” policy riders that target abortion services, climate change mitigation and diversity initiatives. “These policy riders do not belong in appropriations bills and like last year we will defeat them,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the committee’s ranking member, said during a hearing today. “I urge my colleagues...

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