Daily News

Thornberry holds out hope defense policy bill will be backed by budget deal

By Tony Bertuca  
July 14, 2017 at 1:54 PM
House Republicans heralded the newly passed fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill Friday as the beginning of a turnaround for the defense budget, but the legislation blows past legal spending caps to the tune of $72 billion and has yet to be supported by the bipartisan framework required to increase spending. The House Armed Services Committee has proposed fiscal year 2018 legislation that authorizes $621 billion for the base defense budget and $75 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding, of...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting as the Trump administration puts its stamp on defense policy, planning and procurement.

Log in to access this content.