Thornberry: Congress to make 'adjustments' to Trump's FY-19 defense budget

By Tony Bertuca / March 2, 2018 at 5:09 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said Feb. 28 he is confident Congress will honor a bipartisan budget commitment to spend $716 billion on defense in fiscal year 2019, but added that lawmakers will likely grapple over a variety of "adjustments" in funding to specific programs, like shipbuilding. "We will make some changes," he told reporters. "I believe there is absolute commitment to stick to the budget agreement -- $700 [billion] this year, $716 [billion] next year --...

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