Rep. Rogers signals pushback against proposed Army aviation budget

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 3, 2016 at 4:23 PM
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) signaled he would fight the Army's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for aviation, contending the requested $3.6 billion is not enough. "You don't expect we're going along with a 35 percent aviation cut, do you?" he asked pointedly when addressing acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley at a hearing of the defense subcommittee. Rogers was referring to a relative drop in planned aviation spending compared to last...

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