Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney said Thursday that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's opposition to the bill was "inexcusable."
The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, despite warnings from President Donald Trump that he could veto the legislation.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the defense spending bill by a veto-proof majority on Tuesday.
At a May 15 meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies, the Trump Administration floated the idea of testing nuclear weapons.
Trump has repeatedly said that he will not consider any provision to rename U.S. military bases bearing the names of Confederate soldiers.
NATO defense spending has jumped over $100 billion a year from 2016 to 2019.
The 2019 U.S. federal deficit increased 26 percent over 2018 and has more than doubled since 2015, the Treasury Department said Friday.
The countries that spend the most on their armies, in proportion to their means.
A Chinese military report said "the U.S. armed forces have failed to live up to Trump's expectations" due to "scandals like ship collisions, drug abuses and rapes."
For once the U.S. doesn't top this list—and China doesn't even make the top 50.
North Korea is growing increasingly wary of the U.S.'s intentions ahead of a historic meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
Pentagon officials say the huge budget will prioritize modernizing the military to prepare for conflict with major world powers.
Citing time crunch, Democratic opposition, Republicans are weighing major policies and nominees without the usual oversight.
Officials have stolen $15 billion in federal defense funds, resulting in an army that is ill-equipped and unprepared.
The Navy is going forward with plans to purchase its variant of the F-35 jet, which has been described as the most expensive weapon system ever.
The president wants to boost defense spending and gut funding for other agencies.
Trump said on Twitter that the F-35 program's cost "is out of control" and that "billions of dollars can and will be saved" after his inauguration.
The president wants to repeal all spending limits; Republicans only want military spending.
The U.S. is spending too little on defense just when it is most needed.
By refusing to negotiate a budget deal, Republicans are playing a game of chicken with our safety.
The figures showed defense spending is set to fall by 1.5 percent in real terms this year after a 3.9 percent fall in 2014.
Ex-army officers say a militarized Russia and returning British jihadists mean defense must be protected.