Courtney: House Dems may not be staunchly opposed to OCO increase

By Justin Doubleday / February 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM
A top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says increasing fiscal year 2017 Overseas Contingency Operations funding above the $59 billion requested by the Obama administration may not be a total non-starter for members of his party on the panel. In a Feb. 19 interview with Inside the Navy , Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the ranking member on the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee, said Democrats on the full committee have yet to caucus to discuss...

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