This week in Congress: The fiscal 2020 budget finally drops

Military Times: With the White House’s fiscal 2020 budget release set for Monday, lawmakers will have plenty of questions for defense and Veterans Affairs officials about their spending plans at hearings throughout the week.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning in the headline hearing of the week. The hearing could be contentious, with a host of questions about both the Pentagon budget plan and President Donald Trump’s intention to tap past military construction funds to build his controversial southern border wall.

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