Smith predicts defense budget will be increased

By Tony Bertuca / June 15, 2022 at 9:56 AM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he is sure the defense budget will be increased beyond what President Biden has requested by the time Congress finishes passing legislation, including the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill his panel is preparing to approve for the 61st consecutive year. Smith, who spoke to reporters at a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington, said he is “certain” that when the committee convenes for its June 22 marathon legislative session...

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