The House appropriations bill budgets $519.2 billion for the
base Pentagon budget and $88.5 billion for overseas contingency operations
The bill restores
several weapons programs the Pentagon sought to cut in its budget request,
including $278 million to keep the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 drones and cuts to
$850 million to “pause” retirements and reassignments of National Guard and
The bill’s funding is $3.5 billion higher than the top-line
number approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, meaning the two will likely need to reconcile the difference in conference committee.