What’s In The $768 Billion Defense Bill?

NPP Pressroom

Haili Blassingame

A $768 billion defense bill passed the House last week. This was $24 billion bigger than what President Joe Biden had asked for. Now, it’s going to the Senate

The bill enjoyed mostly bipartisanship support, but a lot was dropped in at the end that Democrats don’t love.

The United States already spends more on national defense than China, India, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia combined.

Where is all this money going? And how could shifting national security concerns impact the future of military spending?


Connor O’Brien

defense reporter, Politico

Ashik Siddique

research analyst, the National Priorities Project

Kristen Eichensehr

director, the National Security Law Center at UVA