November 21, 2017
The Pentagon might be headed for another provisional budget as lawmakers struggle to secure funding for the defense budget.
Officials say the Defense Department has operated on a stopgap budget since September.
Meanwhile, military officials have repeatedly requested that defense spending cap be lifted.
Unless the spending bill clears the Congress, the U.S. military will not be able to launch new operations or buy equipment.
Analysts say lawmakers might reach a deal by Christmas.
Otherwise, the Pentagon will go on another two month stopgap budget until February.