General tapped to chair Joint Chiefs worried about budget deal

By Tony Bertuca / July 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM
The Army general nominated to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today he is concerned Congress will be unable to reach a bipartisan budget deal to adequately fund the Pentagon. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee it would be "reckless" for Congress -- should it fail to lift the 2011 Budget Control Act spending caps -- to pass a yearlong continuing resolution that freezes government funding at current levels. "I...

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