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Nov 14, 2017
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TOP FACTS TO KNOW
  • OVERWHELMING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT:  The House vote was 344-81, while the Senate vote was 89-8. 
  • PROVIDES THE NECESSARY TOPLINE OF NEARLY $700 BILLION—a $26 billion increase above the President’s budget requests.
  • LARGEST PAY RAISE FOR OUR TROOPS IN 8 YEARS 
  • INCREASES THE SIZE OF ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, ARMY GUARD AND RESERVE, NAVAL AND AIR RESERVE, AS WELL AS AIR GUARD 
  • PERMANENTLY PRESERVES SPECIAL SURVIVOR INDEMNITY ALLOWANCE (SSIA) PAYMENTS TO MORE THAN 60,000 SURVIVING MILITARY SPOUSES. 
  • MAKES MAJOR REFORMS IN PENTAGON BUYING PRACTICES INCLUDING E-COMMERCE, DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDITING, AND INCREASED OVERSIGHT INTO SERVICE CONTRACTS 
  • INCREASE OF $26.4B TO REBUILD A WORN-OUT MILITARY:
    • $1.9 billion for facilities maintenance
    • $4.4 billion to strengthen Missile Defense (includes budget amendment)
    • Increased End Strength
    • Increased Naval presence 
    • Better-equipped Ground Forces 
    • Aviation Readiness 
    • Critical munitions shortage
  • INCREASES FUNDING FOR MILITARY FACILITIES TO RESTORE AND MAINTAIN INFRASTRUCTURE RANGING FROM BARRACKS TO HOSPITALS AND RUNWAYS TO HANGARS 
  • REFORM THE WAY WE WILL FIGHT AND WIN WARS IN SPACE
  • MAKES KEY INVESTMENTS IN CRITICAL MILITARY CAPABILITIES TO CONFRONT AGGRESSION & ADDRESS THREATS AROUND THE WORLD 
  • IMPLEMENTS NEW OVERSIGHT TOOLS AS DOD UNDERGOES ITS FIRST FINANCIAL AUDIT

 

The full Conference Report Summary can be read here.
 

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