Norquist: DOD has final budget topline; Thornberry supports $750B request

By Tony Bertuca  
January 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist said Jan. 9 the Defense Department has a final budget topline for fiscal year 2020, but would not say what it is amid comments from Pentagon sources saying it will likely be $750 billion. Norquist also said DOD expects to submit its budget in February, but did not provide a specific date. The Pentagon is scheduled to deliver the budget to Congress Feb. 4, but the ongoing partial government shutdown has fueled speculation the...

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