Pentagon Officials Make The Case For FY-16 Budget That Ignores Sequestration Caps

By Tony Bertuca / February 2, 2015 at 5:32 PM
Top Pentagon officials Monday made the case for why they submitted to Congress a $585 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 that is in violation of the sequestration spending caps set by law to the tune of $34 billion, while declining to detail the precise programmatic impacts the multibillion-dollar cuts would have. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work justified the FY-16 $534 billion base budget request, which is above the $499 billion cap mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act, by...

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