Senate appropriators float $792 billion FY-23 defense budget

By Briana Reilly / July 28, 2022 at 5:17 PM
Senate appropriators today released their $792.1 billion fiscal year 2023 defense spending bill, proposing a nearly $12 billion boost in procurement in a plan that represents a nearly 4% increase over the president's budget request. The chairman’s mark of the package, included in a slate of 12 appropriations bills unveiled by Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), features a $1.4 billion boost for the defense industrial base, more money to compensate for heightened inflation and a move to funnel $25...

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