Lawmakers ask Austin to 'curtail' post-budget 'gamesmanship' in unfunded priorities lists

By Tony Bertuca / February 1, 2023 at 12:08 PM
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), is asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to “curtail” the Pentagon’s practice of sending Congress billions of dollars in “unfunded priorities lists” not included in the president’s initial budget submission. The lawmakers, whom, along with Warren, include Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Angus King (I-ME) and Reps. Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), voiced their concerns in a Jan. 31 letter to...

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