‘Unconscionable’: House Committee Adds $37 Billion to Biden’s $813 Billion Military Budget

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/06/22/unconscionable-house-committee-adds-37-billion-bidens-813-billion-military-budget

The proposed increase costs 10 times more than preserving the free school lunch program that Congress is allowing to expire “because it’s ‘too expensive,'” Public Citizen noted.

The Biden administration’s March request for $813 billion in military spending for Fiscal Year 2023 already marked a $31 billion increase over the current, historically large sum of $782 billion.

During its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the House Armed Services Committee approved by a 42-17 margin Rep. Jared Golden’s (D-Maine) amendment to boost the topline budget by $37 billion.

“Today members of the House Armed Services Committee put the demands of the military-industrial complex over the needs of the American people yet again,” Public Citizen president Robert Weissman said in a statement.

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