House appropriations approves $675 billion defense bill

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Washington Examiner—The Pentagon’s annual funding bill passed out of a House committee on Wednesday and will likely head toward a final vote on the chamber floor.

House Appropriations committee approves $675 billion in Pentagon spending. House Appropriations committee members on Wednesday passed the Pentagon's annual funding bill — a $675 billion package of requests for fiscal 2019 — which increases purchases of F-35 joint strike fighters. The panel voted 48-4 for the appropriations bill, which provides $606.5 billion in base discretionary funds and $68.1 billion ...