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Senate Armed Services Committee Postpones ‘Paper Hearings’

Posted on Apr 09, 2020 07:23 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic will delay the Senate’s oversight of the Pentagon; its last hearing was on March 26 and focused on the Army’s budget request, CQ reports.

The Senate Armed Services Committee said members could submit questions and the DoD would answer accordingly. Reports say the DoD’s response time may be unpredictable due to the nature of the current crisis.

“Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed have agreed to postpone future paper hearings until the Committee has more clarity on the COVID-19 situation,” said Marta Hernandez, the committee’s communications director. “At this point, no decisions have been made, but as this crisis evolves, the committee will announce changes to the anticipated markup schedule,” she said.

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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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