Army warns it could lose $5.3 billion if Congress doesn’t pass budget

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army will not be able to put $5.3 billion toward modernization efforts key to competing with China if Congress doesn’t pass a budget this year, the service secretary said in a Wednesday House Armed Services Committee hearing. The Pentagon has become accustomed to short-term continuing resolutions early in the fiscal year and generally schedules less programmatic activity…
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