National Security


After a brief hours-long government shutdown in the middle of the night, the House and Senate both voted to pass a budget deal that sets military and nonmilitary spending levels for 2018 and 2019. The deal sets 2018 spending levels at $700 billion for the military – including an $80 billion budget increase, as well as $71 billion in war and emergency funding, an increase over recent years.

Eric Rosales