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House Approves Increased $768 Billion Pentagon Budget, Rejecting Bids to Rein In Military Spending

HeadlineSep 24, 2021

On Capitol Hill, the House has approved increasing the Pentagon’s budget even though the U.S. recently pulled combat troops out of Afghanistan, ending the longest war in U.S. history. On Thursday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers voted in support of a $768 billion Pentagon budget as part of the National Defense Authorization Act — this was $25 billion more than President Biden had sought. The House rejected two amendments to trim the Pentagon’s budget and an amendment to prohibit the military from transferring firearms, military vehicles and aircraft to local police departments.

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