Senate appropriators advance defense spending bill

By Tony Bertuca / July 27, 2023 at 12:09 PM
( Update: Figures in the story have been updated as lawmakers released more detailed information .) The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee this morning released its draft version of the fiscal year 2024 defense spending bill, intending to fund the Pentagon at $831.7 billion, or about $5 billion above President Biden's request. The full committee approved the bill this morning with a 25-1 vote. Lawmakers, however, continue to debate the potential for an emergency defense supplemental package. The bill also contains...

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