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Senators Debate Defense Spending in FY 2018 Budget Talks

Senate lawmakers on Thursday discussed military spending matters as they work to strike a budget deal for fiscal 2018 before the current continuing resolution expires on Jan. 19, Defense News reported Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said Thursday in a floor speech that reductions to discretionary defense spending …

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President Trump Approves 2-Week Govt Funding Extension

President Donald Trump on Friday signed another continuing resolution that would fund the federal government at current spending levels through Dec. 22, Bloomberg reported Friday. Trump signed the CR a day after Congress passed the stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown and after the president reached a “tentative …

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Senate OKs Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to approve its fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would authorize a tax reform plan, The Hill reported Thursday. The budget measure proposes to increase defense spending levels at current rates to reach $684 billion by 2027 and reduce nondefense spending in succeeding years that would result …

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