Tag Archives: FY17NDAA

As Defense Bill Heads to President’s Desk, Small Victories Among Missed Opportunities

Today, the Senate passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 92-7, following the House’s approval last week, clearing the final hurdle before the bill goes to the president’s desk….

How Congress Abuses the Budget to Fund U.S. Wars | The National Interest Blog

Benjamin H. Freidman Democrats may have stopped OCO from being used as an unlimited war fund. Congress’s shenanigans on the 2017 defense budget show why we should stop paying for…

House Defense Bill Revives Budget Gimmick for Construction Spending | US News Opinion

The House has revived a plan that makes it harder to tell how defense dollars get spent. It was only five weeks ago that I expressed optimism for some fiscal…

A Better, Not Fatter, Defense Budget | The New York Times

The Pentagon can do with far fewer than the 1,700 F-35s it plans on buying. New York Times Editorial Board To hear some military commanders and members of Congress talk,…

The House of Representatives Just Fashioned A Heavily Overspending, Pork-Filled Defense Bill | Forbes

Charles Tiefer This past week, the House’s armed services committee wrote, and reported out, the $610 billion FY2017 spending bill (“defense authorization”). Unleashing itself from past constraints, it diverted for…