Unfunded Priorities Lists Unlikely to Be Fulfilled
The military services last week sent Congress a list of $36 billion worth of priorities not included in DOD’s fiscal 2015 budget request, including significant amounts of funding for facility needs.
The lists, requested by the House Armed Services Committee, stand little chance of being funded, though, as lawmakers are unlikely to revisit the FY 2015 spending caps included in last December’s budget agreement.
“It is not going to happen,” Gordon Adams, a Stimson Center analyst responsible for the defense budget during the Clinton administration, told Defense News.
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