Contact Us

House Panel Backs $642 Billion Defense Bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has backed a $642 billion defense bill that adds billions more to President Barack Obama’s budget in addition to projects the Pentagon doesn’t want.

The Armed Services Committee vote Thursday morning was 56-5.

The committee backed the construction of a missile defense site on the East Coast even though the Pentagon said the threats to the U.S. mainland do not warrant such a facility. It also rejected Pentagon calls to mothball 18 Air Force Global Hawk drones. The panel restored three of the four Navy cruises slated for early retirement in next year’s budget.

The full House is expected to vote on the spending blueprint next week.

More News from K2 Radio

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!