Murtha: Using Reprogramming to Support Army Growth 'Unacceptable'

By Marjorie Censer / July 22, 2009 at 5:00 AM
To temporarily increase the size of the Army, the Defense Department should use a budget amendment, rather than a reprogramming request, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) said today. Murtha, chair of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, told reporters after a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee today that he told the Pentagon he "didn't want to see a reprogramming." The House committee met and approved the FY-10 defense appropriations bill forwarded by Murtha's subcommittee. "I wanted to see a budget amendment,"...

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