Top Senate appropriator insists on 'parity' if defense spending caps are to be broken

By Tony Bertuca / May 1, 2024 at 4:12 PM
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) said today that any effort to increase defense spending in fiscal year 2025 above the cap set by the Fiscal Responsibility Act must also be matched by a boost in non-defense funds. “Now as we look to fiscal year 2025, I want everyone to really hear me,” she said on the Senate floor. “For me, the word of the day, today -- and every day until we pass our funding bills -- is...

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