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People Over the Pentagon: Reps. Lee & Pocan Push for $100B Military Budget Cut

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2022
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The Senate Armed Services Committee has endorsed an $847 billion military budget — that’s $45 billion more than requested by President Biden. Democratic Senator Jack Reed, the chair of the committee, said some of the extra money is needed to replenish weapons sent to Ukraine. There is, however, a push in Congress by some progressives to shrink the Pentagon’s budget. Earlier this week, Democratic Representatives Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan introduced the People Over Pentagon Act of 2022, which calls for cutting $100 billion from the military budget. In a...

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