Hicks wants Congress to avoid budget boosts that diverge from DOD's plans

By Tony Bertuca / May 6, 2022 at 2:03 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said today that if Congress is to add billions of dollars to the Pentagon budget, as many lawmakers have vowed to do, she would rather the funds be used to relieve inflation to keep the department's five-year program plans on track, instead of halting proposed cuts to fleets of ships and aircraft. “We want to work with Congress on the ’23 budget to make sure we have the purchasing power for this program,” she said...

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