Mattis outlines impacts of continuing resolution; Army worst hit

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Operating under a continuing resolution for even three months will impact dozens of procurement and construction projects vital to keeping the military operational, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned top congressional leaders.

In a six-page letter obtained by Defense News, Mattis wrote to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., outlining the impacts of a CR. An identical letter was sent to other key members of Congress who focus on defense issues.

The Sept. 8 letter was sent two days after two of those key defense lawmakers — Reps. Mac Thornbery and Kay Granger, the Texas Republicans who chair the House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations’ Defense Subcommittee, respectively — appeared at the Sept. 6 Defense News Conference to announce that a three-month CR was likely.

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