Army Asked to ‘Do More With Less’
A key House subcommittee chairman acknowledges the Army has been put in a risky and challenging position as a result of budget constraints. At a Feb. 10 hearing focusing on the report of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, raised the possibility that Congress might find extra money to help the Army.
Army Faces Flat Budget for FY 2017
The Army faces a flat budget for fiscal year 2017, with a base budget of $125 billion and $23 billion in overseas contingency funding. While the budgeted amount is the same as what was enacted for fiscal year 2016, the base budget is actually down $1.4 billion, with contingency funding making up the difference.