Tag Archives: overseas contingency operations

Report: Senate to Consider 3-Month Funding Bill

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The Senate will mull a $1.02 trillion stopgap measure that adds $74.7 billion for the military’s overseas contingency operations and funds the government through Dec. 11, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that the measure works to support efforts to prevent a government shutdown and enable lawmakers to take up …

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$612B Defense Authorization Bill Clears Senate

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The Senate on Thursday voted 71-25 to pass a bill that would provide $612 billion in Defense Department funds for the 2016 fiscal year, including an extra $38 billion war budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordain Carney writes the White House and Democrat lawmakers have criticized Republicans’ strategy to …

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House Committee OKs $579B Defense Budget for FY 2016

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The House Appropriations Committee has passed a $578.6 billion defense budget bill that would fund most of the Pentagon’s key weapon programs in fiscal 2016, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes the bill, approved by the committee in a voice vote Tuesday following a markup, includes almost $88 billion in …

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House Puts $89B Emergency War Funds in $612B Defense Policy Bill

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The House has voted 269-151 to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that puts additional funds for overseas contingency operations to boost defense spending in fiscal year 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Kristina Peterson and Gordon Lubold write that the lower chamber authorized $38.3 billion for base operations …

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House Approves $3.8T Budget Blueprint

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The U.S. House voted 228-199 Wednesday to pass a fiscal 2016 budget plan that includes an extra $20 billion for overseas contingency operations spending, the New York Times reported Thursday. Jonathan Weisman writes the Republican-crafted budget would increase the OCO funding allocation to $96 billion without a requirement to offset …

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Report: Obama Administration to Seek $585B DoD Budget for FY 2016

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The White House plans to send a $585 billion fiscal year 2016 Defense Department budget proposal to Congress next week, Defense One reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the Obama administration’s defense budget will seek $534 billion for the agency’s base budget and another $50.9 billion to fund overseas contingency operations. …

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