House appropriators debate quantity vs. quality; chair teases upcoming BRAC discussions

By Tony Bertuca / May 11, 2022 at 3:37 PM
Pentagon leaders on Capitol Hill today again tried to sell skeptical lawmakers on their proposed divest-to-invest strategy that would cut ships, aircraft and military end strength as part of an overall fiscal year 2023 budget proposal that does not keep pace with historic inflation . Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), chair of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, defended President Biden’s $773 billion FY-23 Pentagon budget, but noted that Biden has said combating inflation is his top domestic priority. She questioned Defense...

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