Time running out for defense policy bill
‘SCRUTINIZING THE MASSIVE BUDGETS’: Conservative and other good government groups are urging the incoming Biden administration to make it a priority to take the axe to the Pentagon budget.
In a letter to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, they single out the Overseas Contingency Operations budget, a separate account for war spending that often includes projects not directly related to military operations.
They also urge Biden’s support for convincing Congress to keep the Pentagon position of chief management officer because the new administration “will need allies in the Pentagon for any spending and business reform efforts.”
“Though conventional wisdom holds that conservatives support increasing defense budgets from year to year, our organizations have long track records of closely scrutinizing the massive budgets and bureaucracies at the Department of Defense,” they write.
The letter was organized by the National Taxpayers Union and was also signed by Citizens Against Government Waste; Freedom Works; R Street Institute; Taxpayers for Common Sense; and Taxpayers Protection Alliance.