Thornberry details 'heartburn' issues with DOD budget, especially over shipbuilding cuts

By Tony Bertuca  
February 12, 2020 at 3:48 PM
The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said today his first look at the Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget left him with "heartburn" over several issues, but stressed he supports the overall request. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, told reporters he is troubled by the Defense Department’s proposal to cut Navy shipbuilding by $4 billion, which has drawn bipartisan opposition. "Obviously, we need more ships and eight ships in a year...

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