President Biden signed a military budget bill Monday that will see the Pentagon receive nearly $778 billion during the next fiscal year. It’s a record high for a National Defense Authorization Act, surpassing the previous record set under Trump, and $24 billion more than the White House requested from Congress.
Public Citizen’s Robert Weissman blasted the bill as a “reckless misuse of resources,” adding, “Why is there more money for the military-industrial complex—providing no additional protection for our national security and arguably diminishing it—at the same time the U.S. is refusing to spend the $25 billion needed to make enough additional vaccines to vaccinate the world?”
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