DOD comptroller calls upcoming budget sequester a ‘slow-moving train wreck’

By Tony Bertuca / November 15, 2023 at 8:24 PM
Though Congress appears poised to temporarily avert a government shutdown, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord is sounding the alarm on a massive budget sequester scheduled to hit the Defense Department if lawmakers don’t act. A bipartisan budget deal passed in June stipulates that DOD and the rest of the federal government take a 1% budget cut if Congress is operating under a stopgap continuing resolution, rather than having passed all 12 appropriations bills. The cuts, however, would be implemented at the...

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