Members of the House and Senate armed services committees plan to cut $5 billion from the defense budget in support of a Congress budget agreement with the White House, Defense News reported Wednesday.
Joe Gould writes that HASC ChairÂ Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) indicated theÂ armed services committees currently work with the appropriations committees to identify areas to cut from the budget.
“It will be a $5 billion reduction in the spending that is authorized and that was the agreement, which I support,” ThornberryÂ said, according to the report.
The adjustment could either be part of efforts to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the proposed 2016 National Defense Authorization Act or part of a separate legislation, the lawmaker added.
Gould reports that potential targets for the cuts include the Defense Department‘s “unfunded requirements” list and theÂ DDG-51,Â UH-60M Black Hawk,Â Stryker lethality upgrade andÂ Distributed Common Ground System – Army programs.