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Senate Democrats defied Biden in their vote to boost Pentagon spending. And it wasn't even close

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The Senate Armed Services Committee's surprise decision to endorse a $25 billion increase to the Pentagon's budget this week was an utter blowout - and the clearest sign yet that Democrats are more than willing to back sizable increases to President Joe Biden's military spending plan.
The committee adopted a proposal to boost the budget in a whopping 25 to 1 vote Wednesday during a closed door markup of its version of annual defense policy legislation, according to four Senate aides with knowledge of the deliberations.
The vote, which boosted the recommended Pentagon budget from $715...
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