Pentagon Urges Congress to Fully Fund Military: Short-Term Funding Is ‘Wasteful’

‘The secretary has outlined, as he has in testimony, that continuing resolutions are no way to run the military’

Pentagon Urges Congress to Fully Fund Military: Short-Term Funding Is ‘Wasteful’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Department of Defense chief spokesperson Dana W. White urged Congress on Thursday to fully fund America's military and not pass another temporary continuing resolution.

A reporter asked White about Secretary of Defense James Mattis' conversations with lawmakers since the current continuing resolution, or CR, only funds the military through Feb. 8.

White said she was optimistic Congress could pass legislation that would keep the military funded throughout the current fiscal year.

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Lieu: I Won’t Vote for a Short-Term Funding Bill That Contains Down Payment on Wall
Carol Lee: Trump Is Reshaping the GOP for Short Term Political Gain
Valerie Jarrett: GOP Put Short Term Interests Ahead of the Country
Santorum: In the Short Term, GOP Health Care Bill Will Be Enough to Provide Political Cover
Ben Sasse: ‘The Senate Is a Broken Institution, the Congress Is a Broken Institution’