This week in Congress: Budget release countdown

Military Times: One week before the president’s fiscal 2020 budget is released, lawmakers have a flurry of defense and veterans oversight hearings to prep their work for that looming funding debate.

Among 17 House Appropriations Committee hearings next week are five related to the Defense Department and Veterans Affairs. Meetings with the heads of U.S. European Command and Central Command will be closed, but the others will be open to the public.

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