ICYMI: Coffman on Military Pay, Capability, and Cost Containment

Congressional Hearing Reviews 2018 Defense Budget Request

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Washington, DC, June 13, 2017 | comments

 Yesterday, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) participated in a House Armed Service Committee hearing titled ‘The Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense’.

Hearing witnesses included the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Honorable James Mattis, and Mr. David L. Norquist, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer. Representative Coffman’s line of questions (Above Video) dealt with Military Pay, Military Readiness, and the Fiscal responsibility that Congress owes the American taxpayer.

The hearings purpose was to analyze and engage in an open conversation on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Department of Defense budget request to Congress. Members were able to ask their questions prior to considering the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) later this year. The NDAA bases itself on a suggested request of $603 billion and covers base spending for military operations and personnel costs.  

To view the full hearing, click HERE.

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