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by Travis Sharp [contact information]

Analysis of FY 2010 House Defense Appropriations Bill (HR 3326)

July 28, 2009

On July 22, 2009, the House Appropriations Committee completed its markup of the fiscal year (FY) 2010 Defense Appropriations bill (HR 3326). The Committee bill provides $636.6 billion in total funding, $3.8 billion less than the President’s request. Of the total, $508.4 billion is for the Department of Defense (DOD) “base” budget and $128.2 billion is for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The full House is expected to take up consideration of HR 3326 the week of July 27.

For more information on the FY 2010 budget cycle, see these Center analyses:

Request: February “Topline”May “Full Request”

Authorization: HouseSenate

BASE BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

Military Pay Raise – The Committee provided a 3.4 percent pay raise, 0.5 percent above the President’s request

Compensation for Stop Loss – The Committee provided $8.3 million in unrequested funding to pay service members $500 for every month that they are retained as a result of application of stop loss authority, which forces service members to remain on active duty past their end of term of service date

F/A-22 “Raptor” Fighter – The Committee added $368.8 million in unrequested advance funding for 12 F-22 aircraft, but Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) plans to try and remove the advance funds during floor consideration

F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” Fighter – The Committee added $603 million to the President’s request to purchase nine additional Hornets (total FY 2010 buy will be 18 aircraft under Committee’s plan); the Committee also included $108 million for long lead equipment procurement on what will ultimately be a 5-year, 150-aircraft buy of F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs

C-17 Globemaster Transport Aircraft – The Committee added $674 million in unrequested funding for 3 C-17s

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – The Committee added $780 million to the President’s request to purchase an extra LCS vessel (total FY 2010 buy will be 4 ships under Committee’s plan)

Missile Defense – The Committee added $80 million in unrequested funding for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) in order “to enable the continuation of the program and the leveraging of KEI products and expertise for early intercept capability and other missile defense applications”

Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (“Nunn-Lugar”) – The Committee provided the President’s full Nunn-Lugar request of $404.1 million, a funding level that, after adjusting for inflation, is $79 million (or 17 percent) less than the Bush-era annual average of $474 million (2009 dollars) (click here for more on the Nunn-Lugar budget)

FUNDING PROVISIONS (BASE BUDGET)

Total Funding (figures reflect scorekeeping adjustments)
Request: $511.8 billion
Committee: $508.4 billion ($3.4 billion below request)

Personnel
Request: $125.3 billion
Committee: $122.4 billion ($2.9 billion below request)

Operations & Maintenance
Request: $156.4 billion
Committee: $154.2 billion ($2.2 billion below request)

Procurement
Request: $105.2 billion
Committee: $104.8 billion ($400 million below request)

Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation
Request: $78.6 billion
Committee: $80.2 billion ($1.6 billion above request)

Revolving & Management Funds
Request: $3.1 billion
Committee: $3.1 billion (meets request)

Other DOD & Related Agencies
Request: $32.4 billion
Committee: $34.2 billion ($1.8 billion above request)

MAJOR WEAPONS SYSTEMS (Figures include procurement plus research & development)

Ballistic Missile Defense

Request: $9.184 billion, of which $7.709 billion is for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and $1.475 billion is for Army programs (i.e. Patriot, THAAD)
Committee: $9.137 billion, of which $7.743 billion is for MDA and $1.394 billion is for Army programs

Aircraft

F/A-22 “Raptor” Fighter
Request: $1.0 billion for upgrades/maintenance; no funds for new aircraft
Committee: $1.2 billion, of which $368.8 million is unrequested advance funding for 12 aircraft (Rep. Murtha intends to try and remove these advance funds during floor consideration)

Joint Strike Fighter
Request: $10.4 billion for 30 aircraft (4 Navy, 16 Marine Corps, 10 Air Force)
Committee: $10.2 billion for 28 aircraft (4 Navy, 14 Marine Corps, 10 Air Force), of which $560 million is unrequested funding for the Alternative Engine

F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” Fighter
Request: $1.2 billion for 9 aircraft
Committee: $1.7 billion for 18 aircraft, of which $108 million is for long lead equipment procurement on what will ultimately be a 5-year, 150-aircraft buy of F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs

EA-18G Radar Jamming Aircraft
Request: $1.6 billion for 22 aircraft
Committee: $1.6 billion for 22 aircraft

V-22 “Osprey” Tilt-rotor
Request: $2.6 billion for 35 aircraft (30 Marine Corps and 5 Air Force)
Committee: $2.6 billion for 35 aircraft (30 Marine Corps and 5 Air Force)

C-130J Transport Aircraft
Request: $992.9 million (base budget only) for 3 aircraft
Committee: $738.5 million (base budget only) for 3 aircraft; $254 million cut from modification request primarily due to low execution

C-17 Globemaster Transport Aircraft
Request: $720.1 million (base budget only) for shutdown activities and modification
Committee: $1.2 billion (base budget only), of which $674 million is unrequested funding for 3 C-17s

Shipbuilding

DDG-1000 “Zumwalt” Destroyer [DD(x)]
Request: $1.6 billion to complete the third, and final, ship in the class
Committee: $1.6 billion to complete the third, and final, ship in the class

DDG-51 “Arleigh Burke” Destroyer
Request: $2.2 billion for 1 ship
Committee: $2.2 billion for 1 ship

LPD-17 “San Antonio” Amphibious Assault Ship
Request: $1.1 billion to complete the 10th ship and advance procurement for the 11th
Committee: $1.1 billion to complete the 10th ship and advance procurement for the 11th

SSN-774 “Virginia” Class Submarine
Request: $4.2 billion for 1 ship
Committee: $4.2 billion for 1 ship

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)
Request: $1.9 billion for 3 ships
Committee: $2.6 billion for 4 ships, of which $780 million is unrequested funding to buy an additional ship in FY 2010

T-AKE Supply Ship
Request: $940.1 million for 2 ships
Committee: $940.1 million for 2 ships

Army Programs

Stryker Armored Vehicle
Request: $479 million for enhancements and engineering
Committee: $704 million, of which $225 million is unrequested funding for additional vehicles

Future Combat Systems (FCS)
Request: $2.9 billion for development of the restructured FCS program
Committee: $2.7 billion for development of the restructured FCS program

UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter
Request: $1.4 billion (base budget only) for 79 helos
Committee: $1.4 billion (base budget only) for 79 helos

Non-Proliferation Programs

DoD Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (“Nunn-Lugar”)
Request: $404.1 million
Committee: $404.1 million

IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN HIGHLIGHTS

Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund (OCOTF) – Expressing concern that operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will change significantly in FY 2010 and that the Services therefore cannot budget accurately, the Committee created the OCOTF to facilitate a more flexible dispersal of funds. The Committee transferred 20 percent of the President’s operations and maintenance request for Iraq and Afghanistan to the OCOTF

Review of the Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP) – Citing concerns that CERP, a program that provides military commanders with funds that they can use for development and other projects in their area of responsibility, is suffering from mismanagement and abuse, the Committee requested a thorough Pentagon review of CERP

Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility – The Committee rejected the $100 million requested to relocate detainees housed at Guantanamo

IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN FUNDING PROVISIONS

Total Funding: $128.2 billion
Personnel: $16.2 billion
Operations & Maintenance: $88.0 billion
Procurement: $20.4 billion
Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation: $241.4 million
Revolving & Management Funds: $412.2 million
Defense Health Program: $1.2 billion
Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities: $317.6 million
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund: $1.5 billion

SOURCES

House Appropriations Committee Report 111-230 (PDF)
House Appropriations Committee Press Release (PDF)
Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System for FY 2010 (PDF)

Travis Sharp 202-546-0795 ext. 2105 tsharp@armscontrolcenter.org

Travis Sharp is the Military Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He has published articles on defense policy in scholarly journals, internet magazines, and local newspapers, and has appeared on or been quoted in media venues such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, CNN, and Al Jazeera.

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