“It is done in response to others in both chambers who are attempting to add to defense spending...without paying for it... This is one amendment, not a budget proposal from Senator Paul"
Here's What's Behind Rand Paul's New Defense Spending Proposal
By David Weigel - Mar 26, 2015
Buried in the tree of amendments to the budget resolution is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's SA 940. It begins with this: “On page 14, line 2, increase the amount by $76,513,000,000.” As Bloomberg's Kathleen Miller and Erik Wasson report, Paul's proposal would plus up defense spending by almost $190 billion over the next two years.
According to Time, it represented “an about-face on a longstanding pledge to curb the growth in defense spending.”