FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act: An Overview of H.R. 5515 [August 7, 2018] [open pdf - 365KB]
"The FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved by Congress would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary appropriations for national defense-related activities of the Department of Defense (DOD) and other agencies. The bill (H.R. 5515) would authorize $16 billion (2.3%) more than the amount authorized by the FY2018 NDAA (P.L. 115-91) and match the amount requested by the Administration. The bill would authorize $639.1 billion for so-called base budget activities--activities DOD and other agencies would pursue even if U.S. forces were not engaged in operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. This figure includes $616.9 billion for DOD, $21.9 billion for defenserelated atomic energy programs of the Department of Energy, and $300 million for other defense-related activities. The bill would also authorize additional DOD appropriations totaling $69 billion--funding designated for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)--to cover the incremental cost of U.S. operations in the Middle East and South Asia as well as other costs Congress and President Donald Trump agree to designate for OCO."
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