Key lawmaker says DoD shouldn’t get funding boost in next coronavirus stimulus package

Defense News: The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday he doesn’t think upcoming economic stimulus packages related to the coronavirus outbreak should include more money for defense, saying other public health needs are more pressing.

“Without question, with the pandemic and the needs of national security and the Defense Department, we’re going to have to spend a lot of money,” said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., in a teleconference with reporters. “The good news is we have a lot of money.

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