Congressional reprogramming 'hold' puts at risk priority modernization, INDOPACOM needs

By Jason Sherman / July 20, 2023 at 1:43 PM
A House lawmaker is effectively blockading Pentagon requests to shift funds between accounts -- denying the U.S. military the ability to use budgetary maneuvers routinely used to finance last-minute, high-priority needs -- in a move that could cripple critical modernization efforts, rotations essential to integrated deterrence strategy in the Indo-Pacific region and more. Multiple Defense Department officials say there is an unofficial “hold” on reprogramming actions -- where four congressional defense oversight committees review Pentagon requests to shift appropriated funds...

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