12 iulie 2018

House, Senate Conferees Meet to Iron Out Differences on Defense Budget


Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees began a series of meetings Wednesday to iron out differences on the proposed defense budget of about $700 billion for fiscal 2019. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, both said they expected the conference between the two chambers on the National Defense Authorization Act to be less contentious than in previous years. Inhofe, who has been subbing for the ailing Sen. John McCain, [...]