Thornberry ready to fight for $17B defense increase in 'core military capability'

By Tony Bertuca  
June 11, 2019 at 11:19 AM
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he and his GOP colleagues have yet to decide whether they will support the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill slated for consideration tomorrow, but he does have plans to offer amendments that would increase total defense spending and block Democratic efforts to cut nuclear weapons programs. "All Republican members on the committee want to vote 'yes' on this bill," he said at a breakfast in Washington. "As I...

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