Inside the Pentagon - May 4, 2017

Thornberry previews defense policy bill and future budget negotiations

By Tony Bertuca  
May 3, 2017 at 5:46 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) expects the Trump administration to submit the fiscal year 2018 budget on May 22 and plans to advance his committee's defense authorization bill in the following weeks. Thornberry, who provided reporters Tuesday with a preview of some of the legislation's key acquisition reform components, said the FY-18 defense authorization bill would likely begin subcommittee markups in mid to late June with the hopes of a full committee mark being complete before the...

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