On the Hill: Trump Signs FY’19 Milcon Minibus; Congress May Send White House DOD Spending Bill before Week’s End
- September 24, 2018
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President Trump on Friday signed the first batch of fiscal 2019 spending bills Congress is planning to send his way by Oct. 1, providing full-year appropriations for the military construction-Veterans Affairs, energy-water and legislative branch titles. The conference report for the three-bill minibus allocates $10.3 billion for military construction and family housing programs next year,READ MORE
Lawmakers who negotiated the compromise military construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill weighed in on the administration’s proposal to shift the Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works program to two other agencies, the Transportation and Interior departments. “The conferees are opposed to the reorganization as it could ultimately have impacts for implementation of the military construction, BRACREAD MORE
A newly signed intergovernmental support agreement calling for the city of Abilene, Texas, to supply solid waste management services for Dyess AFB is expected to save the installation $250,000 annually, reports the Abilene Reporter News. Dyess, which now contracts with a private company to collect its garbage, will pay the city about $720,000 per yearREAD MORE
Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., appears close to resuming its normal operating status in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, after the commander of the 4th Fighter Wing issued an “all clear” for the base Friday. Since the storm reached the installation, Sept. 14, causing flooding in multiple locations including parts of the runway, airmen responded toREAD MORE
A tweet by President Trump on Thursday added a measure of doubt to the expectation he would sign a two-bill fiscal 2019 spending package covering the defense and labor-HHS-education titles and provide the Pentagon will full-year funding from the start of the fiscal year. After easily clearing the Senate on Tuesday, the package — whichREAD MORE
In a change of plans, the Army has decided to convert the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., from an infantry BCT to a Stryker unit. The Army originally was planning to convert the unit to a fully armored BCT and considering the possibility of shifting itREAD MORE
ADC is accepting nominations for projects to be part of the Innovators program through Sept. 28. We will be highlighting up to six innovative projects at the 2019 Installation Innovation Forum that demonstrate state-of-the-art approaches defense communities are using to support installations and military families, sustain military missions and promote defense-based economic development. You mustREAD MORE
San Antonio officials are close to implementing a plan to significantly improve collaboration between the city’s military medical research missions and the region’s bioscience industry. The initiative is intended to boost growth in life sciences firms and jobs by establishing formal alliances between military, educational and private sector entities, reports the San Antonio Business Journal.READ MORE