Defense Spending NPR's David Welna reports on today's signing by President Bush of the $318 billion defense appropriations bill, which Mr. Bush said provides the military with the means it needs to fight a global war against terrorism. But the bill also reflects new spending approved by Congress for shoring up homeland defense. Despite the prospect of a federal deficit next year, the president is expected to propose even more of this spending in the budget he sends to Capitol Hill next month.
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NPR's David Welna reports on today's signing by President Bush of the $318 billion defense appropriations bill, which Mr. Bush said provides the military with the means it needs to fight a global war against terrorism. But the bill also reflects new spending approved by Congress for shoring up homeland defense. Despite the prospect of a federal deficit next year, the president is expected to propose even more of this spending in the budget he sends to Capitol Hill next month.