Tag Archives: overseas contingency operations

James Mattis Urges Congress to Authorize Extra $30B in Defense Funds for FY 2017

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Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to approve President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion to fund defense programs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Mattis told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee at a meeting held Wednesday the budget request is the first step in a three-part, multi-year effort to increase defense readiness. …

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House OKs $578B Defense Spending Bill for Fiscal 2017

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The House voted 371-48 Wednesday to pass an appropriations bill that would provide the Defense Department with $577.9 billion in fiscal 2017 funds. The FY 2017 Defense Appropriations bill includes a $516.1 billion base budget and another $61.8 billion in overseas contingency operations funds, the House Appropriations Committee said in a news …

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House Committee Unveils $578B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2017

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The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would provide $577.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s national security missions that include military and readiness programs. The committee said Thursday its FY 2017 defense appropriations bill “closely reflects” the version that the full House approved last summer and aligns with the enacted National Defense Authorization Act. The committee proposed $516.1 …

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Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

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President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3.2 billion more OCO funds than Obama’s request that will cover a 2.1-percent military pay raise and additional …

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Sen. John McCain: House, Senate Could Soon Finalize 2017 NDAA

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said lawmakers in both chambers of Congress could wrap up the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act “very soon,” Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes McCain met with committee ranking member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) and stated that policy provisions and defense funding …

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Report: DoD to Request OCO Budget for Afghanistan Troop Retention in November

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The administration will submit an overseas contingency operations supplemental budget request to Congress after the Nov. 8 elections to support 8,400 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan, Defense Insider said Tuesday. The budget request is estimated to be between $3 billion and $6 billion, Tony Bertuca writes. The report said the Office of Management and Budget has …

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