Bill Would Require Services to Share ‘Wish Lists' Annually

April 24, 2012

A California lawmaker will move to require the services to prepare "wish lists" of unfunded priorities each year to be delivered to Congress no later than one month after release of the formal Defense Department budget.

The effort comes after the service chiefs declined to send unfounded priority lists to Congress this year, marking the first time since 1985 that this additional information was not provided.

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran serving on the House Armed Services Committee, has drafted an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization bill requiring the service chiefs and National Guard Bureau chief to provide a list of unbudgeted priorities to Congress by no later than 30 days after the federal budget is submitted to Congress. 

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