Senator McCain believes the US needs to increase its military spending, and he’s ready to fight to make it happen

By Itunuoluwa Adebo

US Republican Senator, Sen. John McCain is standing firm on his belief in the need for increased military spending. The Senator seems ready to go to any length to ensure an increased budget is approved for the Military. Early in his admin He said he will not vote on a continuing resolution, a legislation aimed at maintaining the previous military spending, saying that it will set the military back.

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Senator McCain said on Wednesday: “If that’s the only option. I will not vote for a CR no matter what the consequences because passing a CR destroys the ability of the military to defend this nation, and it puts the lives of the men and women in the military at risk. I can’t do that to them.”

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Security is one of President Trump’s campaign promises. He promised to increase military spending, build a wall among other things, all in a bid to protect Americans. This is evident in his first budget to Congress, as he proposed the largest cut on domestic spending in a decade while increasing his security budget. This new budget increases defence spending by 10%, homeland security by 7% and spending on veterans by 6%.

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