Pentagon Planning $2.5 Billion Reprogramming List for Congress

By Thomas Duffy / June 2, 2004 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department will ask Congress to approve shifting about $2.5 billion within the department's 2004 budget to pay for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other unrelated bills, the Pentagon's top budget official said today. Larry Lanzillotta, the acting Pentagon comptroller, said some of the money would be shifted between service accounts to pay for higher-than-expected troop levels in Iraq. Lanzillotta spoke with reporters following his testimony before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee. The Bush administration has...

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