An aerial view of the Pentagon is seen in Washington on March 27, 2008. CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP
An aerial view of the Pentagon is seen in Washington on March 27, 2008. CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP

Construction, bonuses, and maintenance could be first cuts to military without NDAA funding

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Construction projects, bonuses in pay, and delays in maintenance could be the first funding casualties for the military if Congress does not approve a defense budget soon and continues to fund the Defense Department with temporary spending measures, according to information released Thursday by the Navy, Army, and Air Force.

“The [Defense Department] needs sufficient, predictable, and timely funding. Under a continuing resolution, the department cannot continue the modernization progress made under the previous budget deal,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said.

The Pentagon has been operating under a temporary spending measures known as continuing resolution since Oct. 1, the start of fiscal year 2020. The Senate and House have yet to agree on the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which directs policy and spending for the Defense Department, and the continuing resolution is set to expire Nov. 21.

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