A House Appropriations subcommittee passed a bill, by voice vote on Monday, that would provide $250.9 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for military construction and veterans affairs initiatives. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would receive $104.8 billion in FY 2021 appropriations, including $12.5 billion in emergency spending to support veterans’ health care.Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees expressing concern on a provision in the Senate’s defense policy measure that would limit the Pentagon’s ability to develop a space-based missile defense architecture, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.Read More »
Pentagon to Free Up $3.6B to Support 11 Border Barrier Construction Projects; Jonathan Hoffman Quoted
Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, said the Department of Defense has identified 127 domestic and overseas military construction projects that could be postponed to free up $3.6B in funds to support barrier projects at the southern U.S. border, DoD reported Wednesday.Read More »
Michael Baker International Awarded $99M IDIQ Contract to Support U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps; Trudi Lim Quoted
Michael Baker International announced on Wednesday that the company has been awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at $99 million to provide civil engineering services for projects at various government installations located in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW).Read More »
Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan said the Trump administration’s $718 billion budget request for the Pentagon for fiscal 2020 needs to continue to implement the National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. The proposed DoD budget will “reflect difficult, but necessary, decisions that align finite resources with our strategic priorities,” Shanahan said on Tuesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.Read More »
President Donald Trump has said he may pursue a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should negotiations over spending fail, Federal Times reported Wednesday. “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want,” he told reporters Wednesday at the White House.Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and energy and water infrastructure. A White House fact sheet published Friday says the minibus legislation would appropriate $86.5B in funds for VA, including $1.75B for MISSION Act programs, $1.1B for electronic health record system modernization and $8.6B for mental health services.
Congressional Negotiators OK FY 2019 Appropriations Package for VA, Energy & Water, Legislative Branch
House and Senate conference members have passed a package of three bills that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure and legislative branch.
The House on Friday voted 235-179 to pass a package of three appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, The Hill reported Friday. The House Appropriations Committee said Friday the “minibus” legislation would authorize $145.4 billion in FY 2019 discretionary funds for military construction and veterans affairs; energy and water; and …Read More »