The figure includes $551 billion for base requirements and $59 billion for war funding.
Sens. John McCain and Jack Reed are pushing to reverse this year's sequester cuts.
Lawmakers are racing to wrap up work on national security issues, including military funding.
Sen. Tom Carper warned DOD's "poor" practices could be masking waste and fraud.
Wishing to avert a fight during an election year, the White House told defense officials they would...
What we are doing is not working.
Defense secretary expressed optimism that cuts to military's budget would be overturned.
The Pentagon and Congress have another tool at their disposal instead of layoffs.
More cocaine is getting in the U.S., the commanders told Congress.
The defense giant grapples with budget cuts.