Coronavirus Bill Includes $29B for Weapons Programs, Defense Contractors

Coronavirus Bill Includes $29B for Weapons Programs, Defense Contractors
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The new coronavirus relief package proposed in the U.S. Senate includes $29 billion for the Department of Defense, including at least $7 billion for weapons programs and $11 billion to reimburse defense contractors for coronavirus-related expenses.

Defense contractors lobbied for the reimbursement funding, saying the Department of Defense would otherwise be forced to tap into modernization and readiness accounts.

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