Thursday, July 6, 2017
Congress Bucks White House Budget Proposal, Shows Commitment to Rebuilding the Military
At Daily Signal
Congress has rejected President Donald Trump’s defense budget proposal.
Both the Senate and the House armed services committees have authorized more resources for the Department of Defense than what the Trump administration asked for.
These are great developments that show Congress is taking seriously the problems that plague our armed forces.
Both committees got within the ballpark of The Heritage Foundation’s recommended topline of $632 billion for the base discretionary budget. The Senate decided on $640 billion, and the House agreed on $621 billion. All these numbers are above Trump’s request of $603 billion.
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