Congress Approves $220M Reprogramming For Syrian Rebels

By Tony Bertuca / December 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Congress has cleared the Defense Department to reprogram $220 million from its operations and maintenance accounts to get the first installment of funds required to train and equip moderate members of the Syrian opposition, according to the DOD comptroller's office. Though the House Appropriations Committee denied $4.5 million of the $225 million DOD requested from Congress on Nov. 10, lawmakers approved of actions that would reprogram $147.7 million from DOD-wide overseas contingency operations O&M accounts; $69.6 million from Army O&M;...

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