Skip to comments.Congressman to seek $37B more than Trump plan in defense spending
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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So many presidents. So little time.
Somebody's brother-in-law needs a new yacht.
Good to know there’s no waste or fraud in the Pentagon budget. /s
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