Senate Armed Services Committee moves to break defense spending cap by $25B

By Tony Bertuca / June 14, 2024 at 12:00 PM
The Democrat-led Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill that would break the cap mandated by the Fiscal Responsibility Act by more than $25 billion, setting the stage for a months-long confrontation with the House’s GOP majority. However, staffers who briefed reporters today on condition of anonymity said Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) was one of three lawmakers to vote against the bill. A majority staffer said Reed did not want the topline increase...

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