HASC Aiming to Mark up Defense Bill in May

HASC Aiming to Mark up Defense Bill in May

The House Armed Services Committee is expected to mark up its fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill May 9, setting up a possible floor vote later that month, according to congressional sources. With the two-year budget deal lawmakers reached in February, the question of how much topline funding the measure will authorize already has been answered — the defense spending cap is set at $647 billion for FY 2019, with total discretionary spending rising to $716 billion after including DOD’s overseas contingency operations account. A spokesman for the committee declined to confirm its schedule for considering the annual defense policy bill, reports CQ.

 

Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Marie Montez

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