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Republicans tout defense spending increase ahead of final omnibus vote

Tony Bertuca   | March 22, 2018
The most important piece of the massive, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill is the $700 billion defense budget contained within it , House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today ahead of a final vote. "The fundamental question that comes down in this bill is whether we're going to preserve the primacy of the American military in the 21st century," Ryan said. "Yes, this bill is critical for many, many other reasons...

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