Senators boost defense spending by $25B in policy bill

By Tony Bertuca / July 22, 2021 at 2:37 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 23-3 to authorize a $25 billion increase to the fiscal year 2022 defense budget. The Biden administration had been seeking $715 billion for the Pentagon, but the bill would authorize about $740 billion, adding cash for items detailed in military commanders' unfunded priorities lists, according to a summary released by the committee . Aside from the Pentagon funding, the bill also authorizes nearly $28 billion for the Energy Department's nuclear weapons program and supports...

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