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Pentagon's OCO account still gives Mulvaney heartburn

July 13, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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The White House Office of Management and Budget is criticizing the House version of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill for "misuse" of Overseas Contingency Operations funds, according to a July 11 statement of administration policy. The criticism aligns with OMB Director Mick Mulvaney's philosophy concerning the Pentagon's OCO account, which he has called a "slush fund" and has pledged to try to eliminate. OMB specifically criticizes the bill for authorizing an additional $558 million for Israeli missile defense...

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