House Passes $643 Billion Defense Bill

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a nearly $643 billion military spending bill -- a measure at odds with prior defense spending agreements and President Barack Obama's Pentagon plans.

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    04/28/2017 - 12:37 pm | View Link
  • U.S. Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown
    Republicans are seeking a defense spending increase in the bigger funding bill to be negotiated in the coming days. Republican and Democratic negotiators have been discussing a possible compromise with a $15 billion defense spending hike for the rest of ...
    04/28/2017 - 7:47 am | View Link
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    it remained unclear whether Republicans would prevail in their effort to sharply boost defense spending without similar increases for other domestic programs. Trump has proposed a $30 billion spending hike for the Pentagon for the rest of this fiscal year.
    04/28/2017 - 6:06 am | View Link
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    Despite his concessions, Trump is expected to win support for increased defense spending and border security that does not include the wall. Trump sent Congress an emergency request for $33 billion in the 2017 bill that included $30 billion in extra ...
    04/28/2017 - 5:21 am | View Link
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    Trump has called for massive hikes to defense spending and harsh cuts to domestic agencies ... the border wall — which by some estimates would cost as much as $21 billion — in future budget negotiations. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...
    04/28/2017 - 5:05 am | View Link
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    Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen and the House Committee on Appropriations are committed to reining in federal spending. Since FY 2010, the Committee has cut ...
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    The House of Representatives today voted 371-48, with massive majorities in both parties, in favor of another $578 billion military spending bill to cover ...
    03/8/2017 - 7:06 pm | View Website
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    The U.S. House voted 371-48 to pass an overdue $578 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2017 on Wednesday, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the ...
    03/8/2017 - 5:19 pm | View Website
  • Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Funding Bill Passes House ...
    Washington, March 8, 2017 - The House today passed the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill on a vote of 371-48.
    03/7/2017 - 6:53 pm | View Website
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s proposals for managing the nation ...
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