OSD still wants Congress to repeal law requiring unfunded priorities lists, despite $30B military request

By Tony Bertuca / April 18, 2024 at 3:17 PM
U.S. military officials have sent Congress more than $30 billion in “ unfunded priorities lists ” separate from their regular budget request, but civilian leaders at the Pentagon support repealing the law requiring that the annual lists be sent to lawmakers, who often use them as a blueprint for increasing the defense budget. “The Defense Department continues to support the ending of statutory requirements for annual unfunded priorities lists,” according to Pentagon spokesman Chris Sherwood. The department first came out...

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