Comptroller: $90B OCO Account Proposed In House Budget Blueprint 'Not The Solution' (UPDATED)

By Tony Bertuca / March 17, 2015 at 11:05 AM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to include comments from the Pentagon comptroller.) Pentagon Comptroller Michael McCord opposes the House GOP budget blueprint released March 17 that calls for side-stepping sequestration-driven defense cuts by proposing a massive increase to the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations account -- which is exempt from 2011 Budget Control Act spending caps. The House Budget Committee proposal would keep the defense base budget at the BCA level of $499 billion,...

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