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Lawmakers push for more money for missiles amid Red Sea clash

Politico | Jan. 19, 2024

As American warships burn through expensive missiles against Houthi targets in the Red Sea and Yemen, lawmakers, lobbyists and the Navy are angling to use a multibillion-dollar national security supplemental to replenish the military’s inventory of munitions.

The move further raises the stakes for the supplemental, which has seen a months-long, partisan fight over funding for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and the border. While a desire for munitions funding is bipartisan, the high level of wrangling between the parties means that including it in the supplemental isn’t a sure thing.

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2 Comments on Lawmakers push for more money for missiles amid Red Sea clash

  1. More missiles employs income taxed American’s to build more to kill many more people defending themselves against US warmongers.

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