Senate COVID relief proposal includes billions for defense contractor reimbursements, weapon systems

By Justin Doubleday / July 28, 2020 at 11:15 AM
Senate Republicans have released their proposal for a fourth round of COVID-19 legislation that includes $11 billion for defense contractor reimbursements, as well as billions more for the Defense Department to purchase new weapon systems. The $1 trillion " HEALS Act ," unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yesterday, includes nearly $30 billion in total for the Pentagon. The legislation allots $11 billion to reimburse defense contractors for unexpected costs related to COVID-19, as authorized by Section 3610...

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