Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations [Updated July 17, 2008]   [open pdf - 277KB]

From the Summary: "The President's FY2009 federal budget request, released February 4, 2008, included $611.1 billion in new budget authority for national defense. This total included $515.4 billion in discretionary new budget authority for the base budget of the Department of Defense (DOD) -- i.e., activities not associated with combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The budget included an additional $2.9 billion in mandatory spending for the DOD base budget and $22.8 billion for non-war-related defense costs of the Department of Energy and other agencies. In addition to the $541.1 billion requested for the base line (i.e., non-war cost) budget, the request also included $70 billion to cover war costs in the first part of FY2009. […] In addition to authorizing $3 billion requested to buy 20 F-22 fighters in FY2009, the House bill would authorize $523 million that was not requested but which would buy components that would allow the purchase of 20 additional F-22s in FY2010. It also added to the Administration's request authorization for $3.9 billion for 15 C-17 cargo planes. The bill would authorize $832 million of the $894 million requested for the KC-45A refueling tanker, a reduction the House Armed Services Committee said would not delay the program. Neither the Appropriations Committee in the House nor in the Senate has scheduled a markup of the FY2009 defense appropriations bill. This report will be updated as developments warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL34473
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