House Pushes Back Against Pentagon Weapons Program Cuts

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT) -- House lawmakers took their first steps toward pulling weapons programs off the budget chopping block, introducing markups last week to the 2013 defense authorization bill that would revive the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk drone program and order the military to buy more ships and tanks than it planned.

Subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee introduced markups that would pump new cash into the U.S. Department of Defense's $525 billion budget request — which was crafted to comply with deficit reduction demands in the 2011 Budget...
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