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Pentagon Fails Another Audit, Congress Giving it Billions More


Koshgarian is the program director of the National Priorities Project, which notes: “Reports suggest that Congress is moving toward a $847 billion budget for the Pentagon and nuclear weapons — and that figure may grow even more. …

“This month, news broke that the Pentagon once again failed to pass a basic audit showing that it knows where its money goes. And instead of holding out for any kind of accountability, Congress stands ready to give a big raise to an agency that failed to account for more than 60 percent of its assets.”

Koshgarian said: “The same legislators who refused to continue child tax credits that cut child poverty in half are now choosing to add tens of billions of dollars to an already-enormous Pentagon budget. The bonus for the Pentagon is more than the entire annual climate investment under the Inflation Reduction Act. The only ones who will benefit are the corporations that sell weapons to the U.S. and around the world.”