01 Mar '17, 12pm

Defense lawmakers react to Trump's speech: Republicans liked it, Democrats didn't

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers reacted to President Trump’s congressional address on Tuesday night largely along party lines, with Republicans praising his tough talk on defense and Democrats blasting what they call unrealistic and unbalanced promises. In the hour-long address​, Trump promised to boost funding for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and to wipe out Islamic State group cells throughout the globe. The bold proclamations came just one day after White House officials unveiled plans to boost defense spending $54 billion above funding caps for fiscal 2018, a move that will require bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. Administration officials have not yet offered any details on what the veterans program funding boost will be. Here’s a look at some of the congressional reaction to Trump’s remarks: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-G...

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