House and Senate defense committee leaders are set to face off in closed door talks.
The House and Senate must now try to merge their two defense policy bills.
The White House needs at least "34 Democrats to vote against it."
"We expect this number may rise," an official said.
Spending ceilings have become unpopular with members of both parties.
The bill would be on schedule to pass earlier than in previous years.
“America’s Most Wasted” report finds billions in wasteful or duplicative spending.
“He’s already proven his ability to give me his unvarnished military advice," Obama says.
The Iranian ships "encircled and followed" the U.S.-flagged cargo ship last week.
Pro-defense lawmakers think there’s a much better chance of getting the Senate to increase defense...
Senate and House Republicans face an April 15 deadline.
The "meat-grinder" flier is intended to dissuade people in Ar-Raqqa from joining ISIS.
A Pentagon spokesman said naming is up to individual services.
Toomey is offering an amendment to the defense authorization bill.
“Our military doesn’t deserve budget gimmicks,” Schumer said.
GOP spending bills include provisions that could lead to a White House standoff later this year.
The fall of Ramadi represented the biggest military gain for ISIS this year.
The opposition comes hours before the House takes up the bill on the floor.
The report also says that government credit cards were used at casinos.
Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and the F-35 are among the winners.
A representative said there is no "specific agreement or treaty" that applies.
"This shouldn't be a long, protracted negotiation," says one leadership aide.
The Senate is voting on amendments to the GOP budget.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has made a 180-degree turn on defense spending.