FY2022 Defense Appropriations Act: Context and Selected Issues [June 9, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2022, enacted as Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471; P.L. 117-103), provided $719.6 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense (DOD)--excluding supplemental funding-- $22.5 billion (3.2%) more than the Administration's budget request. The annual defense appropriations bill typically funds all military-related activities of DOD except for the construction of facilities (covered by a separate appropriations bill) and accrual payments to the TRICARE medical insurance program for military retirees. On July 15, 2021, the House Committee on Appropriations reported H.R. 4432, a FY2022 defense appropriations bill that would have provided 0.04% less than the budget request. The House took no action on that bill. On October 20, 2021, the majority (Democratic) caucus of the Senate Committee on Appropriations introduced S. 3023, a consolidated FY2022 appropriations bill that incorporated the defense appropriations bill as Division A, which would have provided 2.7% more than the request. Neither the Senate committee nor the Senate took any action on the bill."

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CRS Report for Congress, R47154
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