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

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: White House Opposes House Committee’s Contingency Funding Strategy for Defense

The White House has threatened to veto the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2017 defense policy bill for using overseas contingency operations fund to supplement the Defense Department‘s base budget, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Kristina Wong writes an HASC-approved 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to use approximately $18 billion from the OCO account to finance the department’s …

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Mac Thornberry: More Defense OCO Funds Needed

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the Defense Department’s overseas contingency operations fund is in need of more funding, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the proposed $582.7 billion defense budget to be released next week as part of President Barack …

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