Jul 11, 2012
On May 17, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 Defense Appropriations bill by voice vote. The bill, which may come up on the House floor the week of July 16, provides $519.2 billion in non-war funding, an increase of $1.1 billion over the fiscal year 2012 level and $3.1 billion above the President’s request. The bill also contains $88.5 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), or war funding.
All Legislation Analysis Articles
Jun 11, 2013
Kingston Reif analyzes the key nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, and missile defense provisions in the House Armed Services Committee Version of the Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Bill.
Dec 20, 2012
A detailed analysis and overview of the Conference version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Aug 3, 2012
A brief summary and analysis of the Senate Appropriations Committee Version of the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Jul 20, 2012
An analysis of House floor action on the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Jun 15, 2012
As was the case last year, the Senate Armed Services Committee does not impose policy or funding limitations on New START implementation or future changes to US nuclear policy, posture, and force size, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
May 25, 2012
The House version of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act provides $554 billion for national defense (function 050). The bill's policy provisions on nuclear weapons and missile defense didn't improve on the House floor, writes Kingston Reif.
May 21, 2012
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are still stuck in the Cold War write Lt. Gen. Robert Gard (USA) and Kingston Reif in an Op-Ed in AOL Defense.
May 10, 2012
If you thought last year’s House version of the defense bill was bad, this year’s iteration is even more extreme writes Kingston Reif.
May 3, 2012
Senate and House appropriators deserve credit for prioritizing core nuclear material security and nonproliferation programs in their versions of the FY 2013 Energy and Water bill, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
May 3, 2012
The week of April 23, the House and Senate approved their versions of the FY13 Energy and Water Appropriations Bills. Additionally, the mark up for the Defense Authorization Bill was also approved in subcommittee. Click here to hear three Center staff members parse through the appropriations mark ups and explain what it means for non-proliferation funding, missile defense and nuclear weapons provisions.
Mar 20, 2012
Council Board Member, Colonel Richard Klass (USAF, ret), wrote an opinion piece for the Christian Science Monitorentitled, "Senate resolution on Iran may be bipartisan, but it could lead to war," which was published on March 28, 2012.
Feb 15, 2012
Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) argues that the FY 2013 budget request does not provide enough money for the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) nuclear weapons programs. But not only did Turner lose this funding battle when Congress passed the Budget Control Act, but preventing the reductions required by New START would undermine U.S. security, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.