Tag Archives: discretionary budget

House Panel Proposes $690B in Defense Discretionary Spending for FY 2020

The House Appropriations Committee introduced a draft spending bill that would authorize $690.2 billion in fiscal 2020 discretionary funds for the Department of Defense, reflecting an increase of $15.8 billion from the enacted discretionary budget for the current fiscal year. The committee said Tuesday the bill includes a base budget of $622.1 billion and $68.1 billion in overseas contingency operations funds – an increase of $15.6 billion and $165 million from current levels, respectively.

Read More »

House Panel OKs $41B Homeland Security Discretionary Budget for FY 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has passed by a voice vote a bill that would allocate $41.1 billion in discretionary funds to the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill would authorize $7.3 billion in funds to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency perform emergency response …

Read More »

House Appropriations Committee OKs FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

The full House Appropriations Committee has cleared by a voice vote a defense policy bill that would allocate $517.1 billion in discretionary budget and $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Tuesday the proposed FY 2017 defense authorization legislation would direct approximately $16 billion …

Read More »

OMB: Fiscal 2015 Budget Safe from Cuts

The Office of Management and Budget has announced that defense and nondefense appropriations for fiscal year 2015 are safe from sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes an OMB letter addressed to Congress highlights why cuts mandated under the Budget Control Act will spare the discretionary budget …

Read More »