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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jul 12, 2017
Legislative Digest

On the Floor Today: 1 Rule Bill 

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

1 Rule Bill 

1) H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Rules Committee Print (PDF)

Sponsor: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) | Armed Services Committee

Topline Summary: This bill H.R. 2810 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for
Fiscal Year 2018. The bill authorizes $613.8 billion in base funding, including a $28.5 billion increase above the President’s budget for essential readiness recovery. Further, the bill authorizes an additional $10 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations fund (OCO) for base requirements, and an additional $64.6 billion in the OCO fund to cover contingency operations. When factoring in $7.5 billion for mandatory defense spending, a total of $695.9 billion is authorized to be appropriated.

115th Congress