The INSIDER daily digest -- Dec. 21, 2022

By John Liang / December 21, 2022 at 1:58 PM

The bulk of this Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has coverage from the fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending package released by congressional appropriators this week.

We start off with Ukraine funding:

New omnibus increases DOD supplemental for Ukraine

The White House initially sought $21 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the Defense Department to continue aiding Ukraine, but a new omnibus appropriations bill set to be passed by Congress would provide more than $28 billion.

. . . Followed by the section on the Pentagon's largest-ever acquisition program:

Lawmakers cover $1.8B F-35 shortfall in omnibus defense spending bill

Lawmakers are freeing up an extra $1.8 billion to secure the next round of F-35 fighter jet purchases after Pentagon leaders warned the overall buy tied to the pending contract was in jeopardy stemming from a funding shortfall.

. . . plus Air Force funding:

House, Senate appropriators poised to increase Air Force procurement

An agreement on the fiscal year 2023 spending package would boost major Air Force purchases of Combat Rescue Helicopters and transport aircraft, according to explanatory text accompanying the omnibus spending bill released Dec. 19 by House and Senate appropriators.

. . . and the Navy:

Omnibus bill funds 11 ships at $31.9B

House and Senate appropriators are providing $31.9 billion for the Navy to buy 11 ships in 2023, the same number as congressional authorizers but falling short by $600 million of the amount the policy bill provides.

. . . as well as the Army:

Omnibus appropriations bill boosts legacy Army programs

The $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill unveiled by Congress Tuesday would boost funding for some of the Army's major ground vehicle and helicopter programs.