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 »
The House voted 235-192 Thursday to pass a potential $789 billion spending package to fund the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, nuclear programs and the Trump administration’s proposed border wall for fiscal 2018, Politico reported Thursday. The Make America Secure Appropriations Act combines four of the 12 spending measures and …Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would authorize $88.8 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects and $638 million in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018. The committee said Sunday the FY 2018 appropriations bill reflects a $6 billion …Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department to develop guidance that mandates the use of best practices when analysis of alternatives processes are performed on future military construction projects. A GAO report published Monday says auditors found five criteria drive the DoD’s AOA process including impact on intelligence operations, bilateral and …Read More »
Congressional Negotiators Agree on $83B Military Construction, Veterans’ Benefits and Zika Response Bill
A joint House-Senate committee has submitted the final conference report on a bill that would provide $82.5 billion to fund military facility construction projects, veterans’ benefits programs and Zika response efforts. The House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act now heads to the House for consideration. The proposed budget is about $2.6 billion more …Read More »