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Senate Panel Ups Pentagon Budget as Social & Climate Plans Get Sacrificed in Build Back Better Act

HeadlineOct 20, 2021

On Monday, a Senate Appropriations Committee panel approved an additional $29 billion for the Pentagon — $10 billion more than was requested and bringing its annual budget to nearly $726 billion. That’s more than twice the annual cost of the Build Back Better Act, even before any cuts. The Build Back Better Act would vastly expand the social safety net and combat the climate crisis in large part by taxing corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

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