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The House Appropriations Committee cited its authority as a coequal branch of government in proposing Wednesday to block DOD funding for southern border barrier construction, CQ reported. According to a panel report accompanying the committee’s draft $108.1 billion fiscal 2020 military construction-VA bill, none of the $7 billion President Trump seeks for border projects wasREAD MORE
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday that the Pentagon is working with the Department of Homeland Security to develop a multi-year border plan, The Hill reported. Dunford’s comments during the hearing on DOD’s fiscal 2020 budget indicated that active duty and National Guard troops will deploy to theREAD MORE
Navy Under Secretary Thomas Modly said Tuesday it remains unknown what budget cuts will be necessary to refuel the aircraft carrier USS Truman but that DOD is now searching “across all the services’ budgets” for its options, USNI News reported. The Navy had requested to retire the nuclear-powered Truman in its fiscal 2020 budget requestREAD MORE
House Appropriations Committee leaders introduced Tuesday the details of their budget blueprint for allocating $1.3 trillion in fiscal 2020 spending, The Hill reported. The budget proposal is $51 billion more than fiscal 2019 levels and includes a $15.5 billion increase for defense spending, according to Appropriations Committee’s plan. The plan proposes fiscal 2020 defense baseREAD MORE
Agreement on a bipartisan disaster aid bill slowed Tuesday after the GOP-controlled Senate’s top appropriator said the administration and House are raising new objections, Roll Call reported. “I don’t know of a disaster aid bill in recent years that has been this protracted,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said. The ongoing disaster aid negotiationsREAD MORE
Vice President Mike Pence (R-Ind.) promised Tuesday that the controversial proposal for a separate U.S. space force will be brought to fruition, National Defense Magazine reported. “We are working as we speak with Congress to stand up a sixth branch of our armed forces. The United States space force will soon be a reality,” PenceREAD MORE
A consortium of private utility systems owners has launched a new military-private utilities advocacy organization. Utilities Privatization Partners (UPP) represents operators from across the water, wastewater and electricity industries, according to a recent press release. The Washington-based group was formed by 12 private utility organizations and represents more than 100 utilities privatization projects. It plansREAD MORE
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 defenseREAD MORE