Reed anticipates Senate 'pressure' to boost defense budget, despite House GOP's talk of cuts

By Tony Bertuca / February 7, 2023 at 10:48 AM
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he expects there will likely be "pressure" in the Senate to increase defense spending above President Biden's anticipated March 9 budget request, though House Republicans are on the hunt for savings at the Pentagon. “We’re going to wait to see what the president does,” Reed said during a call with the Defense Writers Group. “The tendency has been over the past several years to go higher than the president,” he...

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