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Senate Subcommittee Includes F-35, Battleship Funds in $695B FY 2020 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill through legislative markup to authorize $694.9B in defense spending for fiscal year 2020, The Hill reported. The defense policy bill includes a base budget of $622.5B, $70.7B in overseas contingency operations funds and $1.7B in emergency funds. 

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Jon Tester to Serve as Senate Veterans Affairs Ranking Member

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) will serve as a ranking member on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee next year and succeed Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes Tester, a ranking member on the Senate Appropriations’ veterans affairs subcommittee, will be positioned as a top Democrat candidate that can …

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Senate Appropriations Subcommittee OKs $2B NIH FY 2017 Budget Boost

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee has approved a $2 billion increase in the National Institutes of Health‘s fiscal year 2017 budget, The Atlantic reported Tuesday. Nora Kelly writes the subpanel’s fiscal 2017 budget bill will head to the full committee and House members will determine the final amount the biomedical research agency will receive. The …

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Lt. Gen. David Halverson: Military Construction Projects Suffer from Budget Shortfalls

Officials in charge of U.S. military infrastructure programs told a Senate appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that budget cuts have delayed repairs and improvements to the Defense Department‘s mission-critical facilities, DoD News reported Wednesday. Claudette Roulo writes Lt. Gen. David Halverson, head of the Army Installation Management Command, said at the subcommittee …

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Chuck Hagel Testifies Before Senate Panel About FY 2014 Defense Budget Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee regarding President Obama’s proposed $526.6 billion base defense budget and $79.4 billion for overseas combat operations, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes the fiscal 2014 budget proposal seeks a new round of base realignment and closures beginning …

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Robert Mueller: $700M FY 2014 FBI Sequester to Cause Furloughs

FBI Director Robert Mueller told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that budget cuts from sequestration would force the bureau to furlough employees in fiscal 2014, Gov Exec reported Thursday. According to the Eric Katz article, Mueller said the agency has taken all possible steps to avoid implementing unpaid leave. Mueller testified at …

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