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Continuing Resolution Would Halt Funding 47 Army Programs

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Monday, 03 Apr 2017 07:03 PM

Army officials are reportedly warning Congress that dozens of programs – from modernizing equipment to cyber and electronic warfare efforts – will be put on hold if Pentagon funding levels do not budge.

The officials contend 47 programs hang in the balance if lawmakers approve a continuing resolution that holds the line on current Pentagon funding for the rest of the fiscal year, The Hill reported.

In a document submitted to Congress, the officials said programs that would be placed on hold include a new mounted gun for Stryker combat vehicles, cyber and electronic warfare efforts, new weapon programs, and modernizing existing equipment, The Hill reported.

The Pentagon is currently funded under a continuing resolution that expires April 28. Congress has eight legislative days to agree on a new funding measure that could last through Sept. 30.

If the current measure is extended, Army leaders say, the service would lose out on $3 billion it planned for and "current readiness would be severely impacted," The Hill reported.

The Navy and Air Force sent similar documents to Congress, The Hill reported.

The chiefs of each military branch are expected to testify before the House Armed Services Committee on the effects of a continuing resolution this week, The Hill reported.

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Army officials are reportedly warning Congress that dozens of programs – from modernizing equipment to cyber and electronic warfare efforts – will be put on hold if Pentagon funding levels don't budge.
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