• House Sets Spending Level; McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks

    House Sets Spending Level; McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks0

    House lawmakers voted to raise the overall 2020 budget limit to $1.3 trillion Tuesday, allowing appropriators to begin work on spending bills, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later told reporters bipartisan budget talks are underway, Defense News reported. The House set a $733 billion top-line for national defense as part of a “deeming resolution”

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  • House Democrats Cancel Vote on 2020 Spending Levels

    House Democrats Cancel Vote on 2020 Spending Levels0

    House Democrats scrapped plans Tuesday for an expected vote to set this year’s spending after caucus progressives objected to top-line numbers and made demands for more non-defense spending, The Hill reported. The bill would have increased 2020 defense spending by $17 billion and non-defense spending by $34 billion, bringing the totals to $664 billion for

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  • House Committee Votes to Raise Spending Caps; Bill Unlikely to Move Further

    House Committee Votes to Raise Spending Caps; Bill Unlikely to Move Further0

    The House Budget Committee advanced legislation Wednesday that would raise statutory spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. It would allow for $733 billion in defense spending for next year and $749 billion the following year. Three Democrats joined all Republicans opposing the measure, showing the progressive-moderate split in the Democratic caucus that makes

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