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Congress poised to pass 2019 defence bill

14th September 2018 - 14:14 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC

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US House and Senate conferees emerged from behind closed doors with a compromise to fund the Pentagon with $674.4 billion next year, while padding missile defence coffers and funding three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) instead of just the one requested.

On 13 September, lawmakers announced that they had reached a deal that would fund the DoD in 2019, as well as other government departments. The legislation will head to both chamber floors for a vote before making its way to the president's desk. 

'The Defense and Labor-HHS [Health and Human services] bills account for the lion’s share of

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Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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