House OKs Motion to Kick Off Negotiations With Senate on $675B Defense Appropriations Bill

The House on Tuesday passed by a voice vote a proposal to start negotiations on the proposed $675B defense appropriations measure with the Senate, The Hill reported Tuesday.

The Senate approved in August a package of appropriations bills that would authorize $854B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of DefenseHealth and Human Services, Labor and Education.

The House passed its $675B defense policy bill in June that would allocate $9.4 billion for 93 F-35 fighter jets and earmark $22.7 billion for 12 new Navy ships.

The report said the House has yet to approve its own domestic spending legislation and lawmakers expect to have a final appropriations bill in place before the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

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