Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Defense News: Carter, Dems Slam GOP's Inflated War Fund

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and key Senate Democrats on Wednesday slammed a Republican-concocted plan to offset defense-spending limits by inflating a war fund.

House and Senate GOP leaders' decision to inflate the Obama administration's $50.9 billion war-fund request to $89 billion is a "gimmick," says Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat and ranking member of the Appropriations Defense subcommittee.

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