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House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes

House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes

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June 27 (UPI) -- The Fiscal 2018 defense spending bill approved Tuesday by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee would provide greater funding for shipbuilding, aircraft and weapons procurement than the Navy requested.The HAC-D subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $ 584.2 billion base discretionary defense spending bill and is advancing it to the full Appropriations committee. With Overseas Contingency Operations funding of $ 73.9 billion, the spending bill reaches a total of $ 658.1 billion for the Department of Defense.OCO funding covers operations overseas and is also used to support allied nations in joint security and combat operations, including Israel, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan and others.The bill is a compromise between President Donald Trump's $ 566 billion request and the much ...