Warren clashes with SOCOM chief over unfunded priorities

By Tony Bertuca / March 7, 2023 at 1:24 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today unsuccessfully tried to get the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command to pledge that he would not send Congress an unfunded priorities list following the White House's regular budget request. Warren, chair of the Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee, said she opposes the “wish lists,” which are legally required, on the grounds that they can be used to increase the Pentagon’s overall budget outside of the president’s normal request. “I wasn’t born yesterday. I get...

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