House Appropriators Holding To OCO Increases In FY-16 Bill

By Tony Bertuca / May 19, 2015 at 12:33 PM
Sticking to the GOP budget resolution, the House Appropriations defense subcommittee will vote Wednesday on a fiscal year 2016 spending bill that provides $578.6 billion in national security funding, including an $88.4 billion overseas contingency operations account for the Defense Department. The Obama administration initially requested $50 billion for the OCO account, but Republicans injected an additional $38.4 billion into it to avoid cost caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act. The president has threatened to veto any defense...

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