House appropriators poised to cut procurement, boost R&D

By Tony Bertuca / June 12, 2024 at 10:28 AM
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider a defense spending bill on Thursday that would cut procurement in fiscal year 2025 by about $1.4 billion below the Pentagon's request but would increase research and development funding by about $2.8 billion, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense . The draft legislation, which would honor the defense spending cap mandated by the Fiscal Responsibility Act, provides $167 billion for procurement and $146 billion for research, development, test and evaluation,...

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