By Jeremy Herb - 06/27/13 09:54 PM EDT
The Pentagon submitted the large reprogramming request to Congress in order to help deal with shortfalls in its operations and maintenance accounts due to automatic sequestration cuts.
In a letter to Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale obtained by The Hill, House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Wash.) wrote that the WIN-T program provides enhanced communications and was “essential to the Army’s top modernization program.”
Lawmakers with a stake in the General Dynamics WIN-T program lobbied against the reprogramming cut, including Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D) and Mo Cowan (D).
The Armed Services Committee’s reprogramming denial was first reported by Politico.