WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAUZ) - U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry is expected to present his case for $705 billion in military spending next year.
The Armed Services Committee chairman is pushing for a defense budget that is larger than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan according to the Associated Press.
Congressman Thornberry said the increase is needed to repair a military that has been in almost continuous combat since 2001.
His plan will propose $37 billion above what President Donald Trump requested for core Pentagon operations plus another $65 billion for warfighting missions.
Conservatives, who dominate the House Budget Committee, have agreed on a budget outline that promises $20 billion less.