Senate appropriators say they are ready to break defense spending cap

By Tony Bertuca / May 8, 2024 at 11:48 AM
Senior Senate appropriators voiced bipartisan support today for increasing the fiscal year 2025 defense budget above the spending cap mandated by the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) said during a hearing today that he and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) agree that the 1% increase in spending the Defense Department would see under the FRA -- which is $10 billion less than the Pentagon planned for -- is far too small to meet global threats...

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