Sixteen Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee want Appropriations Defense subcommittee Chairman Bill Young (R-Fla.) to add $250 million to the fiscal year 2014 defense spending bill for a missile site on the East Coast, The Hill newspaper reports.
Jeremy Herb writes the House and Senate Armed Services panels are set to mark up the bill in June and this issue could slow down the process of moving the bill through.
If approved, the site would receive $150 million more than the funds allocated for the site under the House’s version of the 2013 defense authorization bill, according to the report.
The compromised version of that legislation gave required Pentagon to study options for a potential Eastern site but not require them to use funds to build the site.
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