Rogers set to mark defense bill to spending cap as lawmakers question DOD modernization plans

By Tony Bertuca / April 30, 2024 at 4:22 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) today said he intends to honor the defense spending cap mandated by the Fiscal Responsibility Act when he leads the panel in its mark-up of the annual defense authorization bill, though he stressed that he thinks the $895 billion limit is far too low. “The 1% increase it proposes is entirely inadequate,” he said during a hearing. “It’s actually a 2% cut when you factor in inflation. But this is the hand...

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