Report: House Bill Would Provide Full-Year Defense Budget, Fund Civilian Agencies Through March 23

The House voted 245-182 Tuesday to pass a continuing resolution that would authorize a full-year budget for the Defense Department and maintain current funding levels for civilian agencies through March 23, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

The bill includes $659 billion in fiscal 2018 defense funds composed of $584 billion for the base budget plus $75 billion for overseas contingency operations.

House lawmakers proposed $225 million for the Small Business Administration to continue to provide disaster loans and other kinds of aid to areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires during 2017.

The U.S. Census Bureau would receive $1.2 billion under the continuing resolution to meet requirements under the 2020 Decennial Census Program.

The legislation now heads to the Senate for the upper chamber’s vote.

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