The House defense spending bill’s questionable priorities

The House defense spending bill’s questionable priorities


[This piece has been published in Restoring America to highlight how Congress’s annual defense budget includes policies that have nothing to do with defense and amount to wasteful spending.]

The House Appropriations Committee has produced all 12 fiscal year 2023 funding bills ; six of which have passed the full House on partisan votes. The defense bill, which is likely to skip the House floor and instead go directly into conference once the Senate produces its spending measure, adhered to the president’s budget request, which is widely acknowledged to be too low.

During committee markup of the bill in late June, Democratic leadership repeatedly noted that they did the best they could for defense with the allocation they were provided and rejected numerous amendments to add military

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