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37 Senate Democrats Join GOP in Passing $740 Billion Military Spending Bill

HeadlineJul 24, 2020

In news from Capitol Hill, 37 Democrats joined Republicans to pass a $740 billion military spending package — a $2 billion increase from last year. President Trump had threatened to veto the bill because it includes an amendment to rename military bases named after Confederate generals, but the legislation was passed by a veto-proof majority. Thursday’s vote came a day after a majority of Democrats rejected a proposal to cut the Pentagon’s budget by 10%.

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