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The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $706 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2022 over the objections of panel Republicans.
The House plans to vote on a repeal of the Iraq-focused 2002 war authorization this week, but similar legislation is on a slower track on the other side of the Capitol.
The Senate's top Republican has challenged the president to boost defense spending to show the Democrat is serious about working with Republicans to confront China.
President-elect Joe Biden announced the core of his national security team on Monday, but he has yet to name his choice for defense secretary.
By Joe Gould and Aaron Mehta