• For Defense Hawks in House, Funding Deadline Looms Large

    For Defense Hawks in House, Funding Deadline Looms Large0

    Advancing appropriations bills was supposed to be easier this year, after lawmakers reached a two-year budget deal on topline spending levels covering fiscal 2018 and 2019 in February. But defense hawks understandably are anxious that the military once again will be forced to operate under a continuing resolution (CR) when FY 2019 begins. Both chambers

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  • House, Senate Panel Advance FY’19 Defense Spending Bills

    House, Senate Panel Advance FY’19 Defense Spending Bills0

    The House on Thursday easily passed a fiscal 2019 defense spending bill which would provide $606.5 billion for base defense and intelligence programs and $68.1 billion for the overseas contingency operations account, a total that is $20 billion above the current year’s allocation. The measure covers an increase in active-duty end strength of 15,600 across

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  • DOD Spending Bill includes Extra Funds for Testing Facilities

    DOD Spending Bill includes Extra Funds for Testing Facilities0

    The Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday advanced a draft fiscal 2019 spending bill which includes $675.0 billion in base and overseas contingency operations funding, representing a $20.4 billion increase above the current year’s allocation. The bill provides $350 million above the president’s request for Navy facility sustainment, restoration and modernization, according to a committee summary.

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