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House panel introduces $578 billion Pentagon spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September as President Donald Trump has vowed to add billions more for what he's described as a depleted American military.

The legislation proposed by the Appropriations Committee on Thursday tracks the funding levels for Pentagon procurement, operation and maintenance, and research and development programs authorized by the annual defense policy bill that former President

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