GOP defense spending battle delays Republican budget

The Hill: Republicans on the House Budget Committee are talking about increasing defense spending beyond President Trump’s proposed $54 billion boost, which has led to an impasse between defense hawks and deficit hawks.

The fight has forced the committee to postpone the rollout of its 2018 budget resolution, a key element in moving forward President Trump’s legislative agenda.

The House GOP may have the opportunity to settle on a strategy when it meets for its weekly policy discussion this Wednesday, a meeting that will focus on budget and appropriations.

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