Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces introduced the It’s About Time Act today to increase efficiency by changing the government funding deadline from October 1 to January 1. He released the following statement:

“There is no reason the fiscal year should start on October 1 other than Congress has previously said so. This has done unbelievable damage to the Department of Defense because Congress clearly cannot manage to pass spending bills by our current deadlines. Changing the calendar year would save DoD three painful months of Congress failing to get its work done.”