Audio: Graves provides update on defense bill negotiations

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(Missourinet) – Negotiations continue between U.S. House and Senate conferees on a final version of the National Defense Authorization bill. Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is one of the conferees. He says a good portion of defense funding will find its way to Missouri:



“Whether that’s dealing with Fort Leonard Wood or Whiteman Air Force Base or our C-130, the 139th Airlift Wing in St. Joe, the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant which is in my district in Independence, and F-15 and F-18’s which are obviously produced in in St. Louis.”

Graves says their goal is to pass a final version of the defense bill and send it to President Biden by the end of the year.

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Marshall says his former job as State Capitol Reporter for St. Louis Public Radio has taught him the most. He had to learn first-hand about everything involved in how an idea becomes a bill and, in the end, a new law – and how to communicate that process to the listening audience.