Appropriators seek assurances on Army spending in FY-19

By Courtney McBride / May 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM
During a May 15 hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, lawmakers queried Army senior leaders about the service’s plans to modernize and called for disciplined execution of its increased funding. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) emphasized the "rare" and limited nature of the funding increases secured in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. He noted the 17 percent growth in appropriations for the Army from fiscal year 2017 to FY-18, suggesting "any institution would struggle with responsible management" of such...

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