Senate appropriators would increase defense spending by $24B above Biden's request

By Tony Bertuca / October 18, 2021 at 4:22 PM
The Senate Appropriations Committee wants to provide $24 billion more for national defense than what President Biden has requested, according to a draft fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill, which is in line with separate legislation passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee. The bill, which would appropriate $725.8 billion for the Pentagon, is $29.3 billion more than what Congress enacted in FY-21 and $10 billion more than the White House is seeking for FY-22. Another bill would also provide...

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