Senate Minority Leader Supports Increased Defense Spending

He responds to some members of Congress suggesting that cuts be made.

Senator Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s minority leader, said that there ought to be increases in America’s defense budget, not cuts or pauses as some have proposed. Certain members of the House proposed cutting defense as part of getting a handle on the debt ceiling. 

“The defense budget ought to reflect the nature of the threat,” he said. He cited Russia and Ukraine and added “the ongoing challenge of meeting China in the future. … In this environment, we need to continue to plus up defense.” 

“Our allies around the world are seriously focused now on having defense spending fit the need, and the need obviously by any estimation is going up,” Senator McConnell said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Minority Leader McConnell as he proposes additional defense spending.
  • For members of both legislative chambers as they consider the national debt ceiling and ways to curb spending.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters 


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