• House Appropriators Set to Fund Defense at $701 Billion

    House Appropriators Set to Fund Defense at $701 Billion0

    Democrats in charge of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee plan to fund DOD in fiscal year 2020 at about $701 billion, Inside Defense reported Monday. DOD’s base budget would be at $622.6 billion, military construction around $10 billion and Overseas Contingency Operations at $69 billion, an increase of less than 3% from fiscal 2019 defense

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  • At Confirmation Hearing, McConville Warns of Budget Stalemate Impact

    At Confirmation Hearing, McConville Warns of Budget Stalemate Impact0

    Army Chief of Staff nominee Gen. James McConville smoothly handled his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Thursday, but warned lawmakers that a potential fiscal 2020 budget stalemate would derail planned Army modernization initiatives, Defense News reported. McConville, the service’s current vice chief, cautioned the committee that if Congress doesn’t approve spending bills on time,

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  • Prolonged Budget Stalemate Could Lead to DOD Spending Freeze

    Prolonged Budget Stalemate Could Lead to DOD Spending Freeze0

    The battle between the administration and House Democrats over fiscal year 2020 and 2021 spending is prompting concern it could eventually lead to a DOD budget freeze, according to a Defense News report. If there is no agreement by Oct.1, it could force a continuing resolution (CR) leaving the Pentagon at 2018 spending, or cause

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