Senate appropriators draft defense spending bill

By Tony Bertuca  
September 10, 2019 at 12:37 PM
A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee released summaries of the bill, which the full committee is expected to consider Thursday. Lawmakers highlighted $105.1 billion for base and OCO research and development programs, an increase of $1.6...

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