Bipartisan Budget Deal Averts Devastating Cuts but Lets Pentagon Sidestep Caps

NPP Pressroom

Jasmine Tucker

Hidden within the surprise budget deal that congressional lawmakers and the White House unveiled on Tuesday is a major windfall for the Pentagon: the inclusion of a $59 billion slush fund that will bring total Pentagon spending over the $600 billion mark in 2016.

If the budget deal is approved, and it's already on its way having passed the House on Wednesday in a 266-167 vote, this new slush fund would enable the military budget to rise... (more)