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A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday easily advanced the $694.9 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2020 despite Democratic concerns that it does not constrain the administration’s ability to dip into Pentagon coffers to build a border wall. The top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), predicted more pushback when the full committee takes up the bill later this week, however… House Democrats in their version of the defense spending bill would limit how much money the Pentagon would be allowed to move between accounts… Advancing the defense spending bill marks the Senate’s first movement…

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