Biden Budget Delay Blows Up Hill Defense Schedule

Biden Budget Delay Blows Up Hill Defense Schedule
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WASHINGTON ― Senate work on the annual defense authorization bill will be delayed until midsummer because of the ongoing wait for President Joe Biden’s federal budget outline, a delay that could complicate a host of military personnel policy and procurement plans.

On Thursday, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed, D-R.I., said officials made the “difficult” decision to postpone the full committee markup of the massive authorization bill until at least July “because of the uncertainty of the timing of the president’s budget submission.”

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