700 billion for defense spending if that is not enough they want to raise the caps. Why are we still paying taxes?
Lawmakers voted 344-81 on Friday to pass the sweeping legislation. The bill authorizes $696 billion in defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year, including nearly $30 billion more for core Pentagon operations than President Donald Trump requested.
“If you don’t raise the budget caps, this leaves us once again in the land of absurdity,” said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.
The bill includes a section that says global warming is “a direct threat to the national security.” It’s a potentially surprising addition given Trump’s publicly stated doubts about climate change and his recent decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark accord aimed at combatting global warming.