Senator Points To DOD's Unobligated Balances In Debate Over Furloughs

By Sebastian Sprenger / August 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) is pointing to a recently published Defense Department report on unobligated funds, crafted at his behest, in urging defense leaders to prevent "unnecessary" furloughs of critical personnel, according to a statement from his office provided in response to questions from Inside the Pentagon . The report shows DOD carried forward unobligated balances totaling $107 billion at the end of fiscal year 2012. Coburn authored a provision in the FY-13 Defense Authorization Act calling for the...

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