Top House defense Dem says DOD doesn't need new industrial base stimulus funds

By Tony Bertuca / April 29, 2020 at 1:08 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he doesn't think the Defense Department should receive industrial base stimulus money in an upcoming COVID-19 rescue package, but the DOD acquisition chief says the department is planning to ask for billions. Smith, who spoke to reporters today via teleconference, said DOD already has enough money in its fiscal year 2020 budget that can be redirected to assist defense contractors and suppliers experiencing economic challenges related to COVID-19. "I have...

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