Congress Punts on Reforming the Pentagon Budget—Again

There’s good news and bad news about the recently enacted $674 billion fiscal year 2019 defense budget.

The good news is that for the first time in a decade, the defense appropriations bill was passed before the start of the fiscal year. This will allow the Pentagon to spend its money in an orderly and efficient way and will prevent them from having to hand out 114 contracts worth $7.5 billion as they did on the last working day of the 2018 fiscal year.

This article was originally published in The American Conservative.