WASHINGTON (June 7, 2013) — The 2014 National Defense Authorization bill authorizes $552 billion for the base defense budget, $54 billion above what the current Budget Control Act allows.

In a time of fiscal austerity, when Congress is supposed to be tightening belts, the NDAA requests an addition $5 billion for war funding and as well as to pay structures that the Pentagon doesn’t want. There are opportunities for bipartisan agreement on amendments to the NDAA that achieve smart savings at the Pentagon.

This week, two major consensus documents — one from a bipartisan group of 10 defense organizations from across the political spectrum, and the other from staunch fiscal conservatives — recommend major cuts and reforms in Pentagon spending that could save billions.

Join us to hear from these and other experts on the FY14 NDAA.

What: Bipartisan staff briefing to discuss NDAA amendments

When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013

Where: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building.

Who: Andrew Moylan, R Street Institute

Christopher Preble, CATO Institute

Steve Ellis, Taxpayers for Common Sense

Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress

Moderator: Ret. U.S. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, author of Operation Dark Heart

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