Congressional Deal Could Relieve DOD's Fiscal Pressure

By Christopher J. Castelli / December 11, 2013 at 3:05 PM
The Pentagon will face fewer fiscal pressures over the next two years if the House and Senate approve a newly announced congressional budget deal, according to lawmakers and analysts. The agreement, announced Tuesday night by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the leaders of the House and Senate budget committees, would boost the Budget Control Act caps for both defense and non-defense discretionary spending in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 by $63 billion. The Defense Department's budget,...

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