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A series of changes included in a draft 2016 budget proposal under consideration by the Defense Department could raise commissary grocery prices, reduce store hours and cut employees.
The cuts could be included in the President’s 2016 budget set to be released early next month. The proposal is then sent to Congress for changes and approval, likely sometime late this year.
The plans included in the commissary draft proposal are likely to change before being added to the President’s final document, sources said.
Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) officials were tasked by the Defense Department with coming up with a $322 million cut to their current $1.4 billion operating budget, according to the documents labeled “not for release.” The proposals were first reported by Army Times.
Here’s what the proposed cuts could actually mean for you.