House Approves Budget With $96B OCO Account

By Tony Bertuca / March 26, 2015 at 10:19 AM
The House on Wednesday night approved a fiscal year 2016 budget resolution that would fund the Defense Department's overseas contingency operations account to the tune of $96 billion, or $38 billion more than what was requested by the Obama administration. The Obama administration is seeking $534 billion for the DOD base budget and $58 billion in OCO funding. The House GOP budget blueprint that was passed by a 228-199 vote, would fund DOD's base budget at the sequestration-mandated cap of...

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