Report: White House’s FY 2020 Defense Budget Request Could be Ready by Mid-March

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The Office of Management and Budget has notified Congress that the president’s fiscal 2020 budget request for the Department of Defense could be ready by mid-March, National Defense reported Monday.

“We got an email this morning from [the Office of Management and Budget] saying that they are projecting right now to give us the skinny [defense] budget March 12 with full budget documents … on March 18,” John Lucio, a Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee staffer, said during a panel discussion Monday at the Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in Monterey, Calif.

The White House’s defense budget for fiscal 2020 was originally scheduled to be issued Tuesday, Feb. 5, but was delayed due to a partial government shutdown, according to the report.

Lucio said the White House’s fiscal 2020 budget request is reported to be worth $750B, including a base budget that is close to the caps set under the Budget Control Act.

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