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Congress authorizes 8% defense budget increase
The bill provides more aid for Taiwan and Ukraine, repeals the COVID vaccine mandate, provides a 4.6% troop pay raise and bolsters munitions production.
Congress clashes on loans vs. grants for Taiwan military aid
A behind-the-scenes debate over Taiwan security aid in the omnibus spending bill pits Taipei against congressional appropriators.
By Bryant Harris and Joe Gould
McCarthy threatens to hold up key defense bill until next year
McCarthy's threat comes as Republicans and Democrats are negotiating a final, bicameral version of the bill with the aim of passing it in December.
Leaders in flux as Congress returns with big post-election to-do list
The tumult playing out on Capitol Hill comes as Trump is poised to announce his 2024 bid for the White House on Tuesday.
By Lisa Mascaro