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Report: FY 2018 Senate Spending Bill Would Restore Funds for NASA Missions

The Senate’s version of an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2018 includes funds for NASA‘s Earth science missions that are facing cancellation under President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 budget request, Space News reported Thursday. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) said at the American Astronautical Society’s Goddard Memorial Symposium that the Senate …

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House GOP to Tackle US-Mexico Border Wall Construction Fund

House Republicans will take up a national security-focused spending bill next week that includes funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The report said an aide of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) confirmed that Republican lawmakers plan to attach constructions …

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Report: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Bill Includes Army Apache Modernization Funds

An omnibus spending bill introduced by congressional appropriators would fund the modernization and procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army to address recommendations from the National Commission on the Future of the Army, Defense News reported Monday. Jen Judson writes the proposed bill allocates $262 million for seven new AH-64s and covers the annual …

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Sen. Thad Cochran: 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill to Allocate $21.2B for Navy Shipbuilding

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) has said a defense appropriations bill that the House and Senate agreed upon would provide $21.2 billion for the U.S. Navy‘s shipbuilding programs, Defense News reported Friday. Christopher Diamond writes Cochran said the legislation seeks to increase ship construction funds at the Navy by $2.8 billion for fiscal 2017 and fund …

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Senate Committee OKs $574B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

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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President Obama OKs 5-Day Funding Extension

President Barack Obama approved a stopgap bill before midnight Friday to head off a government shutdown and extend funding through Wednesday, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Bloomberg reports the five-day government funding extension was cleared by the Senate Thursday and approved by the House earlier Friday through voice votes. Congressional leaders …

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