Senate Armed Services Committee backs emergency supplemental in defense bill

By Tony Bertuca / June 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 24-1 to pass its version of the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill, voicing support for an emergency supplemental to boost the Pentagon's budget beyond the cap agreed to in a recent congressional debt limit deal. The wide-ranging bill authorizes $886 billion in total national defense spending, though about $10 billion sits outside the committee’s jurisdiction, according to an executive summary of the legislation released by the committee. However, the committee said, the bill...

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