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DOD Pushing Congress to Give More Budget Flexibilities

March 15, 2024

Anastasia Obis

Federal News Network

By Anastasia Obis, March

Despite ongoing budget uncertainty across the federal government, the military services are going all in on trying to get Congress to help them with budget flexibilities.

For example, the Air Force has over a dozen new programs it can’t start without congressional authorization. A legislative initiative called “quickstart” the service currently has before Congress would allow it to begin work on certain initiatives while waiting for a full appropriation.

While the initiative is not aimed at continuing resolutions but at the budgeting process, operating under a CR further delays already lengthy timelines.

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