Smith threatens action on DOD reprogramming 'abuses'; Inhofe calls for budget deal

By Tony Bertuca / March 15, 2019 at 2:18 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is threatening to restrict Defense Department budgetary transfer authority as the Pentagon contemplates overturning decades of precedent to reprogram up to $2.5 billion to fund a wall on the southern border. “The committee will also conduct rigorous oversight over any abuses of the flexibilities that Congress has granted to the department, such as transfer authorities and funds, for purposes other than as intended by Congress,” Smith wrote in a “ views and...

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