Smith opposes supplemental COVID-19 aid for DOD to reimburse contractors

By Tony Bertuca / June 30, 2020 at 1:59 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he believes the Defense Department does not require supplemental funding to reimburse defense contractors for coronavirus-related hardships, despite the Pentagon acquisition chief's call for "low double-digit billions." "I believe they can meet those requirements within the budget we've given them and we don't need to give them any more money," Smith told reporters via teleconference. The total national security budget appropriated for fiscal year 2020 totals nearly $740 billion. Smith...

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