Senior GOP appropriator pledges to work for higher defense budget

By Tony Bertuca / March 23, 2023 at 3:51 PM
House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) said today he intends to work to increase the fiscal year 2024 defense budget, demonstrating the challenges many Republicans will have as some in their party look to slash federal spending. During a hearing with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Calvert said he wants to work with House Democrats as well as lawmakers in the Senate, where Republicans are in the minority, to increase the FY-24 Pentagon topline above the $842 billion the...

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