The U.S. Space Force has been fully-funded in a bill President Donald Trump tweeted he would sign "immediately."
Canada is among the NATO nations spending less than 2 percent of GDP on military investments, much to Trump's frustration.
The U.S. will cut its contribution to the direct NATO budget, which covers maintenance of the NATO headquarters, joint security investments and some combined military operations.
The president has repeatedly maligned the Cold War-era alliance, even suggesting the pact is obsolete.
"Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore," said Rush Limbaugh on his radio show. "All this talk about concern for the deficit and the budget has been bogus for as long as it's been around."
Fiscal conservatives and Democrats alike ridiculed GOP congressional members and President Trump's tax cuts after federal spending hit a $3.7 trillion record and the budget deficit climbed to $867 billion so far this fiscal year.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also warned that proposed NATO expansion poses a threat to peace in Europe.
Trump's interim chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said in April that his administration was "spending a bunch of money on stuff we're not supposed to."
If President Donald Trump's spending and tax policies continue, a new CBO report found, the U.S. national debt will rise from 78 percent to 105 percent of the economy over the next decade.
The U.S. and China spent about $899 billion between them in 2018.
The full list of federal and state officials to have received campaign contributions from Boeing runs 14 pages long.
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Both proposals will need 60 votes to advance, and it is unlikely either one will muster enough support.
House Democrats approved a spending package Thursday night to reopen the partially closed government that did not include money for President Donald Trump's border wall.
Nathan A. Sales, the State Department's ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism, called Iran "an extraordinary compendium of evil."
Interest on debt is rapidly becoming a larger share of the U.S. GDP, setting up a bipartisan battle over competing spending on health care, education and defense.
The president did not clarify which U.S. allies he considers to be ruled by dictators a month after Defense Secretary Mattis hailed NATO as union of "democratic nations."
Many Americans seem to be buying President Trump's anti-NATO—and often misleading—rhetoric.
Trump has said the U.S. should spend less but he spent more on Europe's defense, all for a Russian threat he disputes is there.
Trump boasted that the NATO leadership is very fond of him, but says Russia must be thinking "if we did like this guy, we made a big mistake."
The letters said America's contribution to the NATO alliance is "no longer sustainable."
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."
A local hunter said the cost was "ridiculous" and that he would have done it for free.
Goldman Sachs is warning its clients that the long-term fiscal outlook for the United States is "not good" because of high levels of deficit spending.