14 iunie 2018

House Appropriations committee approves $675 billion in Pentagon spending


House Appropriations committee members on Wednesday passed the Pentagon’s annual funding bill — a $675 billion package of requests for fiscal 2019 — which increases purchases of F-35 joint strike fighters. The panel voted 48-4 for the appropriations bill, which provides $606.5 billion in base discretionary funds and $68.1 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account. “This bill does what General Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff has asked. It ensures the joint [...]