Tag Archives: 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Rep. Adam Smith: Congress Should Offset Defense Budget Increase With Program Cuts

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House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Washington) has called on Congress to approve a defense policy bill that would increase the Pentagon’s base budget without underfunding the overseas war fund, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Jacqueline Klimas writes House and Senate lawmakers aim to finalize the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by …

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Reports: House, Senate to Begin Work on Fiscal 2017 NDAA Reconciliation

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A conference committee of House and Senate members will meet to discuss reconciliation of the chambers’ defense policy bills for the 2017 fiscal year, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Senate Armed Services Committee Staff Director Chris Brose and his House Armed Services Committee counterpart Bob Simmons said at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted event …

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House Approves $576B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

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House members voted 282-138 Thursday to pass a $575.7 billion military spending bill that would provide the Defense Department with a $517.1 billion base budget and another $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift about …

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Reports: Senate’s Fiscal 2017 Defense Bill Faces WH Veto Threat

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The White House has threatened to veto a Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2017 over provisions that would impose organizational changes at the Pentagon and block planned closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Rebecca Kheel writes the Senate’s defense policy bill includes a …

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Senate Committee OKs $574B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

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The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a bill that would authorize $515.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base expenditures and another $58.6 billion wartime overseas contingency programs in fiscal 2017, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes defense authorization bill, which the committee unanimously approved Thursday, will now go to the full Senate for …

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SASC Wants to Keep DoD RD-180 Rocket Engine Purchase Limited to 9

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A fiscal 2017 defense policy bill approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday includes language to restrict the number of RD-180 engines that the Defense Department can purchase from Russia to no more than nine engines, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Thursday. Marcia Smith writes the number is only half of the RD-180 potential procurements that the House Armed Services …

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Report: House Committee-Approved Fiscal 2017 NDAA Contains ‘Open Systems’ Provision

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A defense policy bill the House Armed Services Committee approved two weeks ago contains a provision that would require the Defense Department to implement open architecture-based weapon systems “to the maximum extent practicable,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes an earlier version of the committee’s 2017 National Defense Authorization Act had called for …

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