Dems reset Congress as GOP defense hawks face uphill push on spending

By Tony Bertuca  
November 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM
Democrats reclaimed a majority in the House this week, ousting GOP committee chairmen from perches of influence and tightening the pressure on defense hawks who must now contend with a White House seeking new fiscal restraint and progressive-minded lawmakers ready to cut defense spending. "Things have now become more complicated," said Tom Spoehr, an analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank expected to play a role in GOP discussions on future defense spending. Spoehr said what was once...

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