Senate Authorizers Fully Fund FCS, Boost JIEDDO Funds

By Daniel Wasserbly, Marjorie Censer / May 1, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Senate lawmakers have fully supported the Army's fiscal year 2009 funding request for Future Combat Systems and voted to significantly increase the budget for combating improvised explosive devices. "On Future Combat Systems, we fully funded," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) said during a press conference today. The panel's mark-up of the defense authorization bill "[s]upports the president's budget request for the Army's Future Combat Systems and acknowledges that FY2009 is a critical year for the program and...

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