President Trump’s $717 Billion Defense Spending Bill Withholds 50% of the Army’s Marketing Budget

Congress requires report on recent audit

Trump meets with Army leaders this week. Getty Images

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed into law a massive, $717 billion defense bill for 2019 that promised to, among other things, increase some soldiers’ salaries, repair “crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure,” build more F-35 jets and launch a pilot program designed to “maximize opioid safety in the Military Health System.”

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