Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

July 11, 2024

The Senate’s top appropriators, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), have reached an agreement to increase the defense budget by 3.4% and the non-defense budget by 2.7%, AP reported. Those figures will set up a showdown with the House.

Their committee is just beginning to mark up its fiscal year 2025 spending bills.

The House, which has passed some of its appropriations bills and continues working on others – including defense spending – is planning for a 1% increase in defense spending and deep cuts to other parts of the budget.

AP photo by Andrew Harnik

July 11, 2024

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