Wittman: Lawmakers aiming for $35B to $45B increase over defense topline

By Audrey Decker / June 15, 2022 at 11:57 AM
House lawmakers are looking to increase the Pentagon's fiscal year 2023 defense budget request by $35 to $45 billion, according to a prominent House member. This increase would be on top of the $813 billion allocated in the FY-23 defense policy bill, House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Ranking Member Rob Wittman (R-VA) said yesterday. Within the $813 billion topline, $773 billion is for the Pentagon. "I believe that there are other ships that we need to buy...

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