29 April 2014

Lawmakers call for smarter defense spending, but disagree on size of budget | RallyPoint.com

By John Kuhm
Copyright: Medill News Service

In the midst of complex and wide-ranging threats from around the world, Congress must work more closely with the Pentagon to get more out of the defense dollars it spends, House Armed Services Committee members said Monday.

But there is disagreement on how many dollars the Pentagon should get. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., argued for setting limits on spending, while Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said the defense budget should be increased.

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