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Congressman to seek $37B more than Trump plan in defense spending
WCVB-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press

Posted on 06/22/2017 5:51:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons.

Speaking to reporters, Rep. Mac Thornberry said he'll seek $640 billion for the Defense Department in the 2018 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. His comments came a day after his GOP colleagues on the House Budget Committee agreed on a fiscal outline that would provide the military with about $20 billion less.

Thornberry said he'd be willing to agree to a lower number if he can be assured that future defense budgets will be stable and substantial enough for a U.S. military that's been running at a high tempo for a decade and a half.....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; defense; military; trump

1 posted on 06/22/2017 5:51:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So many presidents. So little time.


2 posted on 06/22/2017 5:57:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fourth estate? Ha! Our media has become the KCOTUS, the Kangaroo Court of the United States.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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Somebody's brother-in-law needs a new yacht.

3 posted on 06/22/2017 7:05:41 PM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good to know there’s no waste or fraud in the Pentagon budget. /s


4 posted on 06/22/2017 7:20:42 PM PDT by Hugin (Conservatism without Nationalism is a fraud.)
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