Senate committee's proposed $25B defense increase disrupts budget debate

By Tony Bertuca / July 28, 2021 at 2:07 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-1 last week on a proposal to authorize a $25 billion increase in defense spending for fiscal year 2022, a strongly bipartisan vote that congressional staffers say suggests Senate appropriators might also be along for the ride. The Biden administration is seeking $715 billion for the Pentagon, but the senators’ policy bill would authorize about $740 billion , adding cash for items detailed in military commanders' unfunded priorities lists, according to a summary released...

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