The Big Winner in the House GOP Budget? The Pentagon
There are plenty of ways Republicans could lose this year’s massive intraparty fight over the budget. But so far there is at least one big winner – the Pentagon.
The fiscal 2016 spending blueprint unveiled by the House GOP Tuesday shifts money around to give a big cash boost to the military, even as the party’s fiscal hawks and defense hawks are already drawing battle lines. Republicans will need majorities in both chambers to pass a budget this year, and with just 54 Republicans in the Senate, the math is tight and the obstacles to a deal are huge.