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House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget
Reuters ^ | June 26, 2017 | Mike Stone

Posted on 06/26/2017 5:35:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

Republican House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry released a proposed defense policy bill intended to address military readiness and the Department of Defense's unfunded requirements list, which is hovering at $33 billion, House staff told reporters on Monday.

The $621.5 billion proposed base spending plan for the Pentagon and defense related expenses at the U.S. Department of Energy was more than 13 percent higher than the 2018 defense spending budget cap of $549 billion which would need to be raised by Congress for the legislation to be enacted....

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; defense; military; trump
The Art of the Deal.
1 posted on 06/26/2017 5:35:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump’s legal bills sure are piling up.

Oh wait. They mean the US defense budget.


2 posted on 06/26/2017 5:37:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Putting America first! Cut waste and shut down federal agencies to pay for it.


3 posted on 06/26/2017 5:39:52 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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“Putting America first! Cut waste and shut down federal agencies to pay for it.”

Get social requirements for diversity training and gay and lesbian outreach out of government contracts. There are dozens of green requirements which are beyond ridiculous. Let’s not even talk about special set-asides for various groups like women or minority owned businesses. (A total waste often bordering of fraud.) Go through the contracts and eliminate anything that isn’t part of the weapon. Then the costs will plummet.


4 posted on 06/26/2017 5:51:20 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More A-10s!


5 posted on 06/26/2017 5:54:25 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody needs to tell these crapola congress critters they need to quit spending the taxpayers money.

They did this under Bush until the coffers were empty and then obozo made it worse


6 posted on 06/26/2017 6:40:27 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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Yep - he got them to decide to up the ante he first put forth. Next thing, they’ll be looking for ways to economize via efficiency and other smart money saving concepts....


7 posted on 06/27/2017 3:37:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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