Rogers promises bigger defense budget, halt to DOD's planned divestitures

By Tony Bertuca / May 2, 2022 at 2:43 PM
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, said today he is confident Congress will increase defense spending for fiscal year 2023 beyond what President Biden has requested, and will also block the Pentagon's plans to divest two-dozen ships and hundreds of aircraft. “It really doesn't matter what the defense strategy is if we don't have robust spending,” he said during a virtual discussion with the Hudson Institute. The president has proposed an FY-23 national...

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