White House opposes House defense bill measures that pump funding into older programs

By Tony Bertuca / September 22, 2021 at 8:21 AM
The White House supports the House’s overall fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill but opposes specific provisions that would add funding to Pentagon programs and weapon systems that “cannot be affordably modernized,” according to the Office of Management and Budget. In a statement of administration policy , OMB detailed its opposition to several sections of the $778 billion bill, which is $25 billion larger than President Biden’s initial request. “The administration strongly opposes restoration of funding to systems that limit...

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