McCain Asks Mattis For CR Impacts

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) are asking Defense Secretary James Mattis for specifics on how the U.S. military will be affected if it begins fiscal 2018 operating on a continuing budget resolution. “It is long past time for Congress and the White House to begin serious negotiations on a budget deal,” McCain says in a letter to Mattis. “If we do not, the Department of Defense will begin the next fiscal year on a …

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