Home / Legislation / House Panel Unveils $674.6B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2019

House Panel Unveils $674.6B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2019

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would authorize $606.5 billion in base discretionary funds for the Defense Department and $68.1 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2019.

The committee said Wednesday the FY 2019 defense policy bill reflects a $17.1 billion increase from the enacted FY 2018 discretionary funding.

The proposed measure would allocate a total budget of $145.7 billion to procure new weapons systems and other equipment to support military readiness efforts.

The proposed equipment procurement budget includes $22.7 billion in funds for the acquisition of 12 ships for the U.S. Navy; $9.4 billion for 93 F-35 fighter jets; $2.3 billion for 15 KC-46 tanker planes; $1.9 billion for 24 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft; $1.7 billion for five space launch services; and $1.5 billion to support upgrade work on 85 Abrams tanks.

The committee’s proposed legislation also includes the following appropriations:

  • $144 billion for military personnel and salary
  • $245.9 billion for operation and maintenance
  • $92.4 billion for research and development
  • $34.4 billion for military family and defense health programs

The defense subcommittee is scheduled to consider the bill Thursday.

Check Also

Allen Hill Named Director of GSA’s Telecom Services Office

Allen Hill, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was appointed director of the Office of Telecommunications Services within the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, FCW.com reported Thursday. Hill serves as the deputy director of information technology services at the office of the Department of Education’s chief information officer and will assume his new role on Dec. 23. He worked for CACI International and Verizon prior to his current position.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *