Defense authorization act would boost military spending, but can it be sustained?

Aug 13, 2018
President Donald Trump heads to upstate New York on Monday to sign one of the largest military budgets in the nation’s history. The $716 billion John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act  pours money into pay, training and equipment maintenance,…
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the military at Joint Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, on Sept. 15, 2017.
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Two-year Senate budget deal provides certainty and busts spending caps

Feb 7, 2018
Of course, the Senate deal has to be approved by the House and signed by President Donald Trump. But, assuming that happens, we wouldn’t have to worry about shutdowns or continuing resolutions until the end of fiscal 2019. So what…