Pence Touts Defense Spending During Wright-Patt Visit

May 21, 2017


Vice President Mike Pence told military members at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton the Trump administration's budget coming out next week will include the largest increase in defense spending since the days of Ronald Reagan.

Pence visited the base on Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day. He says President Trump is dedicated to making sure the military has the resources and training it deserves to accomplish its missions. Trump has made fighting terrorism a top priority, and his overall budget outline calls for significant increases in military spending. Pence says the nation will not rest until it defeats the Islamic State. Trump's critics note the budget cuts spending for other federal agencies and programs, including efforts to serve the poor, the elderly and the sick.