‘Looks like’ House Approps will allocate $740B for defense


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The House Appropriations Committee is close to allocating $740 billion for the Pentagon, $25 billion more than President JOE BIDEN requested, a move that would mark the final step in months of congressional wrangling to boost military spending.

Two House Democratic lawmakers, neither of whom spoke on the record due to sensitive talks, said Appropriations staff and leadership made calls over the recess to see if committee members would approve the $740 billion for this fiscal year. After the conversations, both lawmakers indicated to NatSec Daily the committee is strongly leaning toward allocating the full authorized…

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