Skip to comments.Senate panel advances $695B defense spending bill
Posted on 09/11/2019 4:52:56 AM PDT by BeauBo
A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday easily advanced the $694.9 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2020 despite Democratic concerns that it does not constrain the administrations ability to dip into Pentagon coffers to build a border wall.
The top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), predicted more pushback when the full committee takes up the bill later this week, however...
House Democrats in their version of the defense spending bill would limit how much money the Pentagon would be allowed to move between accounts...
Advancing the defense spending bill marks the Senates first movement on the fiscal 2020 appropriations bills, a milestone coming just weeks before government funding expires after Sept. 30. The Senate was in a holding pattern until Congress passed a two-year budget agreement last month.
With little time to complete their work, lawmakers are expected to pass a stopgap measure to keep the government open...
The $694.9 billion in the bill advanced Tuesday would be broken down into $622.5 billion for the base defense budget, $70.7 billion for a war fund known as the Overseas Contingency Operations account and $1.7 billion in emergency funding to help facilities hit by natural disasters.
The money would go toward a 3.1 percent pay raise for troops, an active-duty end strength of 1.3 million service members, 96 F-35 fighter jets and 14 battleships, among other expenses.
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We will have to see.
Probably means combatants.
Exactly, Nancy and Chuck already bent over for Trump. What you are hearing is just posturing for the leftist base. Trump has the money for the wall in a deal that obscured the funding mechanism from the “low info” left. Nancy and Chuck knew they were screwed and gave in with a very low key budget deal. It’s all signed and there is no backing away now, only the propaganda to be spewed.
The best takeaway:-)
A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday easily advanced the $694.9 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2020 despite Democratic concerns that it does not constrain the administrations ability to dip into Pentagon coffers to Build a border Wall.
So is this the 2019 defense budget or the 1942 defense budget?
I’d be down for 14 modernized Montana class BBs... j/k
Sadly, your average journalist couldn’t tell the difference between a RHIB and a DDG.
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