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the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. mccarthy: i ask unanimous consent when the house adjourns today it meet on monday june 25, 2018 when it shall convene at noon for morning hour debate and >> the house next week takes of the $675 billion defense spending bill. leo shane with "military times". what are the main priorities versus the president's request? >> it is pretty close to the president's request. and looking at the same level of military end strength. and same level for the military pay raise. and generally the same level of funding. little bit lower than what the administration asked for. we have gotten a note from mick
mulvaney and wants to see those accounts fully restored. but it is pretty close. the two places that we have see the administration, this bill would purchase two extra lit oral ships with the administration we spent money offer and j-star program and another $00 million. minor things in the larger scope and pretty much in line with what the administration was looking for. host: reading some of your reporting, militarytimes.com, the headline. here's what the appropriators want. you quote the chair of the appropriations subcommittee, last year, we took the first big step to he rebuilding the military.
what are the improved improvements to the military we see in the chairwoman's bill? >> she is talking about this idea of rebuilding the military from trump and the republicans. we are talking about healthy increases, another $16 billion and continued end strength and more soldiers and more sailors and airmen in this and seeing more investment in the accounts that started to get thinner. this goes to the issue of sequestration and budget caps and the department has been restrained and so, we are going to see a big boost in purchases and in things like the f-35 and combat vehicles. lawmakers are hoping they will get another deal around those spending caps. host: the lines have been drawn in terms of the provisions in
the bill but there are 100 amendments that have been filed in the rules committee and two days for floor debate. what are the issues you are focused on? >> the biggest debate on the house floor is immigration. quite a few amendments are money being used for national guard restrictions and money that may be connected to housing migrants on bases and jag officers. so we'll have to see whether or not those amendments are ruled in order and how much this immigration debate spills over into defense appropriations. also a couple of other issues
like transgender policy. there are a couple of democrats who are pushing for ways to undo the new restrictions on transgender individuals joining the military and there is a n ongoing fight over f-35's to turkey and turkey's latest actions in the region and the u.s. relationship with that country. so there will be more attempts to restrict. host: democratic whip steny hoyer said democrats were shut out of the debate. on immigration. how about on the defense spending bill? how do democrats feel about it? do they get a say? >> in the appropriations subcommittee, there was not as much consternation. there was back and forth and there were a handful of measures they were hoping to add on.
in the markup of this. but it hasn't been as polarizing as it has been in years past. a lot of it is lawmakers have agreed on the top line defense spending. it was part of the two-year. budget agreement. there is a lot of back and forth, how much money will go to defense and nondefense programs. in the budget. this year, that is sort of settled. a lot of those debates have been muted. host: where is the senate in the process of the defense spending bill? >> little bit behind but still trying to move their appropriations bill along and we've seen a handful of appropriations bills starting to move over there. and a vote early next week on the construction bill which incorporates this military spending, too. the goal of lawmakers is to move these more quickly. typically this is taken late in the year and in this year's case, even into the next
calendar year. we hear from a lot of lawmakers that say they think they can get it done before the election and before the start of the new fiscal year. we will see if they can actually do it this time. >> leo shane, deputy editor with "military times." thanks for joining us. >> c-span's washington journal, live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up saturday morning, a discussion on the recent supreme court ruling allowing states to online sales tax on purchases. and if the u.s. is ready for the next plague. bloomberg agriculture reporter on the house passed farm bill including the stricter requirements for food stamp recipients. be sure to watch "washington
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