Appropriations Update: Yesterday, the Senate took a major step in the appropriations process when the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the defense subcommittee FY19 markups (30-1), as the full House passed its version later in the day (359-49). In addition, full Senate passage of the FY19 NDAA (85-10) has paved the path forward for the bill to go to conference. House leadership named conferees this week.
|President’s Budget||Base: $617.1 billion||OCO: $69 billion||Timeline|
|Base: $616.7 billion||OCO: $69 billion||Conference Committee|
|Base: $617.6 billion||OCO: $68.5 billion||Conference Committee|
|HAC-D||Base: $606.5 billion||OCO: $68.1 billion||Passed in House|
Next: Waiting on Senate
|SAC-D||Base $607.1 billion||OCO: $67.9 billion||Markup Approved|
Next: Introduction to Senate
Senate and House FY19 Defense Appropriations
After approval by the defense subcommittee at the beginning of the week, the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) yesterday marked up the FY19 defense appropriations bill, ordering it to be reported favorably, 30-1. The markup appropriates $675 billion to defense for FY19, with a record high $95 billion for research and development. The specific breakdown reflects already released 302(b) allocations: $607.1 billion for base funding and $67.9 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).
The House version of the FY19 defense appropriations bill, which was also passed on the House floor yesterday afternoon, is similar to the SAC version, though it does contain some key differences that will need to be hammered out during conference in the coming weeks.
- Shipbuilding Procurement Funds: $1b difference ($22.7b from the House; $24b from the Senate)
- Littoral Combat Ships (LCS): 3 funded by the House, only 2 funded by the Senate
- F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft: 93 in the HAC version, 89 in the SAC version
- Exclusive to the Senate Version:
- Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), $225m
- LHA Replacement (Advanced Procurement), $350m
- LPD-17 (Advanced Procurement), $500m