House-panel vote slashes Reagan defense budget
The Democratic-controlled House Budget Committee voted to raise defense spending in 1984 by an inflation-adjusted 4 percent, less than half of the 10 percent increase requested by President Reagan.Skip to next paragraph
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The defense budget passed after the Democrats defeated an amendment that would have forced them to state what defense programs would be cut back to hold spending to the 4 percent growth rate. The committee provided $235 billion for defence spending in 1984.