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Mattis urges appropriators to look to unfunded priorities as FY-18 topline remains elusive

June 16, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told House defense appropriators Thursday they should use the military's $32 billion unfunded priorities lists as a guide if they are able to increase the Pentagon's fiscal year 2018 topline above the level sought by the Trump administration. "I think our priorities are right in everything we've given you, but I have reviewed the service secretaries' unfunded priorities lists and I agree with the priorities they give if we go beyond the base budget numbers I've...

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