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House Passes $1.1T Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

The House voted 309-118 Wednesday to pass a potential $1.1 trillion budget package to fund the federal government for the remaining months of fiscal 2017, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Kelsey Snell writes the Senate is expected to vote on the omnibus spending bill before the week-long continuing resolution expires …

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Pentagon Details $583B Military Spending Plan for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department is seeking about $523.9 billion in base budget for fiscal 2017 and another $58.8 billion to fund overseas contingency operations, Defense News reported Tuesday. Andrew Clevenger writes DoD’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget of $582.7 billion represents a 0.4-percent increase from fiscal 2016’s enacted $580.3 billion budget. The budget includes $7.5 billion to finance operations against …

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Ashton Carter: $583B DoD Budget Plan Reflects Focus on Global Threats

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has highlighted the Pentagon’s focus to address land, sea, air, space and cyber challenges during his preview of a $582.7 billion defense budget plan for fiscal 2017, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the new Defense Department spending proposal will be part of President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget request …

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Politico: Ashton Carter, Service Chiefs Debate on FY 2017 DoD Budget Priorities

The Defense Department continues to deliberate the allocation of its upcoming $580 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017 amid different spending priorities between the service branches and Secretary Ashton Carter, Politico reported Tuesday. Austin Wright writes Carter backs the administration’s plan to build up capability in cyber warfare, next-generation …

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