Rounds says more money needs to be spent on defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The federal budget deal announced last week, will include spending $738 billion on defense, a three percent increase from this year.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says it is all about national security.

Rounds says they are still working to rebuild military assets.

Rounds, a member of the Armed Services Committee, says more needs to be spent on defense.

The defense bill is about $12 billion short of what Congressional Republicans had wanted.