White House seeks 3.2% Pentagon budget increase for FY-24

By Tony Bertuca / March 9, 2023 at 12:00 PM
The White House has submitted a fiscal year 2024 budget to Congress requesting $886.4 billion in total national defense spending , with $842 billion specifically for the Defense Department, or an increase of slightly more than 3% above what lawmakers enacted for FY-23, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The DOD request, sometimes called the “051” number, is 3.2% or $26 billion higher than what Congress enacted in FY-23. The national defense request, which is sometimes called the...

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