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Yarmuth Statement on Department of Defense Audit

Nov 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. –  Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the completion of the Pentagon’s first department-wide audit:

"The Pentagon’s long-overdue audit uncovered numerous problems in their financial systems that, once corrected, should improve efficiency and better ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources necessary to fulfill their missions. Efforts to correct these deficiencies should take a high priority in the 116th Congress. If I have the honor of chairing the House Budget Committee, I intend to hold senior Pentagon officials accountable for fixing these problems and ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent in the most efficient manner possible."