How Congress Bypasses The White House To Fund The Pentagon
If the new House Armed Services chairman follows his predecessors' lead, expect Congress to ask military leaders which pet projects they want funded.By Zach Toombs | February 3, 2015
This is the EA-18G Growler. And it's on the Pentagon's wish list.
The president submitted his 2016 budget plan Monday, tacking $38 billion, or 7 percent, onto defense spending, despite the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Still, each year when the president submits his plan, some military pet projects are left unfunded.