Inside the Army - July 17, 2017

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

July 14, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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House Republicans heralded the newly passed fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill late last week 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...

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