Tag Archives: overseas contingency operations

Senate Committee OKs $574B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

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The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a bill that would authorize $515.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base expenditures and another $58.6 billion wartime overseas contingency programs in fiscal 2017, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes defense authorization bill, which the committee unanimously approved Thursday, will now go to the full Senate for …

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House Appropriations Committee OKs FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

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The full House Appropriations Committee has cleared by a voice vote a defense policy bill that would allocate $517.1 billion in discretionary budget and $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Tuesday the proposed FY 2017 defense authorization legislation would direct approximately $16 billion …

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Pentagon Details $583B Military Spending Plan for Fiscal 2017

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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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Senators Vote 70-27 to Send 2016 NDAA to White House

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The Senate has sent the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 to the White House with a 70-27 vote that includes 20 from Democratic senators, The Hill reported Wednesday. Jordain Carney writes that the number of votes is enough to support Republican efforts to overturn President …

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Frank Kendall: Lawmakers Removed NDAA’s Acquisition Reform Language Under Debate

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Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the acquisition reform language under debate in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 have mostly been removed following talks between lawmakers, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kendall told his audience at a Defense One event that the Defense Department will further review …

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Reports: Senate Sends 2016 Defense Policy Bill to Final Vote

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The Senate voted 73-26 to advance the proposed $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 toward a final vote later this week amid talks of an expected presidential veto on the bill, The Hill reported Tuesday. Jordain Carney writes that 21 Democrats joined the Republican majority to end debate on NDAA …

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Ashton Carter Recommends Veto of DoD Policy Bill for FY 2016

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has recommended a veto of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 if it reaches the White House in its present form, The Hill reported Wednesday. Kristina Wong writes that Carter told reporters at a briefing that President Barack Obama has also indicated his …

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