House GOP appropriators talk bigger defense budget in advance of Johnson's supplemental

By Tony Bertuca / April 17, 2024 at 3:40 PM
Leaders on the House Appropriations Committee said today they would like to see a higher fiscal year 2025 topline for defense spending, despite the capped $850 billion budget mandated by law, while also throwing their support behind Speaker Mike Johnson's (R-LA) piecemeal plan to pass a $95 billion security supplemental spending package. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) said during a hearing today that he believes the FY-25 defense spending request, though it adheres to the topline set by...

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