Defense Appropriations and Authorization Bills

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FY 2019 House Defense Appropriations Action:

Subcomm:  6/7/18:  approved | Draft Bill | R-Sum
Full Comm:  6/13/18: approved Defense 48-4 HR 6157 | Rpt-769 | R-Stmt | D-Stmt
Floor:  6/28/18: Passed |359-49| HR 6157 | R-Stmt D-Stmt Stmt of Admin Policy (SAP)

FY 2019 Senate Defense Appropriations Action:
Subcomm:  6/26/18: approved | R-Sum | D-Sum
Full Comm 6/28/18: approved 30-1 S.3159 | Rpt-290 | R-Sum | D-Sum
8/23: Senate approved Defense-LHHS minibus Vote: 85-7 Text: HR 6157 Senate-passed | R-Stmt | D-Stmt |  Action on amendments SAP | Defense Rpt-290 | LHHS Rpt-289  

FY 2019 Conference Action on Defense Appropriations:
Conf. Report:  DoD-LHHS Conference Report  (HR 6157) Jt Stm | Res. to Correct Enrollment (S.Con.Res.47) | Hse-R-DoD-Sum | H-R-LHHS Sum | Hse-D-Sum | Sen-R-Sum | Sen-D-DoD-Sum | Sen-D-LHHS-Sum 
Senate:  Tues, 9/18:  DoD-LHHS Conf. Rpt. adopted 93-7 R-Stmt D-Stmt Res. to Correct Enrollment (S.Con.Res.47) 
 Wed, 9/26:  DoD-LHHS Conf. Rpt. adopted 361-61 | R-Stmt | D-Stmt | Res. to Correct Enrollment (S.Con.Res.47) 
President:  Fri, 9/28:  President signed DoD-LHHS-CR Bill (HR 6157) | WH Stmt | PL 115-245


Total Defense Appropriations consists of:
(1) Amounts appropriated under the statutory Defense/Security Cap of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (as modified by the Bipartisan Budget Acts of 2013, ’15, and ’18); and
(2) additional amounts (close to $70b) appropriated “outside” the caps for “Overseas Contingency Operations.” Although OCO funding is intended to be war-related (hence the exemption from the annual spending caps), the funding provided for OCO includes some amounts intended to be used for regular activities of the DoD according to a 2018 GAO report.

FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Defense is one of the few areas where the authorization bill — developed by the House Armed Services Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee — provides funding levels for programs and projects with specificity. therefore tracks the Defense Authorization Bill:

FY 2019 House NDAA Action:
Full Comm:  H.Rpt. 115-676  
Floor:  5/24/18: Passed 351-66 | HR.5515

FY 2019 Senate NDAA Action:
Full Comm:  S.Rpt. 115-262 
Floor: 6/18/18: Passed 85-10 | Senate amendment to HR 5515 

FY 2019 Conference Action on NDAA:
Conf. Report:  7/23/18:  Conference Agreement reached on John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) | Conf Rpt-874Jt Stmt REV  | Summary of Changes in the Revised Conference Report | House-Summary | Senate Summary
House Approval: 7/26: Hse Passed 359-54 
Senate Approval:  8/1: Sen Passed 87-10
President’s Approval:  8/13 Signed

Note: There are sometimes vigorous policy and funding disagreements between the defense authorizing and appropriations committees, which sometimes are settled only by which bill — the authorizing bill or the appropriations bill — is enacted later in time.


Administration Defense Requests:
2019 | 2018 | 2017 |2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

The Defense bill funds the following agencies:
Department of Defense (See also Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies)
-Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD)
-Defense Finance and Accounting Service
-Defense Intelligence Agency (DOD)
-Defense Investigative Service (DOD)
-Defense Logistics Agency (DOD)
-Department of the Air Force
-Department of the Army
-Department of the Navy
–Marine Corps
-Missile Defense Agency (DOD)
-National Geospatial and Intelligence Agency (DOD)
-National Guard and Reserve Components (DOD)
-National Security Agency (DOD)
-U.S. Court of Military Appeals (DOD)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Services
Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Security and Cooperation Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
Uniformed Services University of the Health Services

In most respects House and Senate appropriations subcommittee jurisdictions are parallel.

Historical Database – Defense: 

Open a document below, press the Ctrl + F buttons, and enter relevant terms to locate the
bill or report provisions you need; or contact us and we’ll be happy to do the research for you.

Omnibus:  all (or most) regular appropriations bills packaged together.
Minibus:  several regular appropriations bills packaged together.
CR:  continues agency funding at a particular level–often the previous year–without detailed appropriations.
Cromnibus:  a CR for some agencies and detailed appropriations for others.
Note on Joint Statements:  In many cases, (House-Senate) joint explanatory statements on omnibus appropriations bills are printed only in the Congressional Record–which is impossible to read on mobile devices.  In those cases, we have uploaded House Rules Committee PDFs. 
Please note:  When you click on the links below, the bill your browser opens may not be what you expect, because the appropriations language you need has been included by the Committee in a bill with an unrelated title.  For example, LHHS appropriations might be included in a bill titled Mil-Con-VA.  Rest assured, you have opened the correct document; simply proceed to the relevant “title” or “division” of the bill.  If you need assistance, contact us at
  FY   Omnibus,
Individual Bill or CR
Joint Stmt
2018 Omni-18 Div C Jt Stmt 18 DoD Hse Def Rpt 18  n/a
2017 Omni-17 Div C Jt Stmt 17 DoD Hse Def Rpt 17 Sen Def Rpt 17 
2016 Omni-16 Div B Jt Stmt 16 Div B  Hse Def Rpt 16 Sen Def Rpt 16
2015 Omni-15 Div C Jt Stmt 15 DoD Hse Def Rpt 15 Sen Def Rpt 15
2014 Omni-14 Div C Jt Stmt 14 Div C Hse Def Rpt 14 Sen Def Rpt 14
2013 Cromni-13 Div C Jt Stmt 13 Div C Hse Def Rpt 13 Sen Def Rpt 13
2012 Omni-12 Div A Jt Stmt 12 Div A Hse Def Rpt 12 Sen Def Rpt 12
2011 DoD-CR-11  n/a  n/a Sen Def Rpt 11
2010 Def Approps 10 Jt Stmt 10 DoD  Hse Def Rpt 10 Sen Def Rpt 10
2009 DoD-CR 09 Jt Stmt 09 DoD  n/a n/a
2008 DoD-CR 08
DoD Supp 08
Conf Rpt DoD-CR 08
Conf Rpt DoD Supp 08
Hse Def Rpt 08 Sen Def Rpt 08 
2007 Def Approps 07 Conf Rpt Def 07 Hse Def Rpt 07 Sen Def Rpt 07
2006 Def Approps 06 Conf Rpt Def 06 Hse Def Rpt 06 Sen Def Rpt 06
2005 Def Approps 05 Conf Rpt Def 05 Hse Def Rpt 05 Sen Def Rpt 05
2004 Def Approps 04 Conf Rpt Def 04 Hse Def Rpt 04 Sen Def Rpt 04
2003 Def Approps 03 Conf Rpt Def 03 Hse Def Rpt 03 Sen Def Rpt 03
2002 Def Approps 02 Conf Rpt Def 02 Hse Def Rpt 02 Sen Def Rpt 02
2001 Def Approps 01 Conf Rpt Def 01 Hse Def Rpt 01 Sen Def Rpt 01
2000 Def Approps 00 Conf Rpt Def 00 Hse Def Rpt 00 Sen Def Rpt 00
1999 Def Approps 99 Conf Rpt Def 99 Hse Def Rpt 99  n/a
1998 Def Approps 98 Conf Rpt Def 98 Hse Def Rpt 98  Sen Def Rpt 98

Defense: Nonpartisan Reports on Major Issues