Summary: FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill Conference Report (H.R. 6157)

 

 

Top Line

A. Total Appropriations: House

  • Total discretionary funding: $667.5 billion (an increase of $20.1 billion from FY 2018)
  • Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO): $68.1 billion (included in $667.5 billion)

    Total appropriations: Senate

  • Total discretionary funding: $668.0 billion (an increase of $15.6 billion from FY 2018)
  • Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO): $67.9 billion (included in $668.0 billion)

    Total appropriations: Conference

    • Total discretionary funding: $667.3 billion (an increase of $15.6 billion from FY 2018)
    • Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO): $67.9 billion (included in $667.3 billion)
    • Total increase from FY 2018 enacted: $19.9 billion

B. Major categories of spending: House

Title I—Military Personnel: $139.3 billion

Title II—Operation and Maintenance: $197.6 billion

Title III—Procurement: $133.0 billion

Title IV—Research, development, test and evaluation: $91.2 billion

Title VI—Other Department of Defense Programs: $36.2 billion

Title IX—Overseas Contingency Operation: $68.1 billion

 

Major categories of spending: Senate

Title I—Military Personnel: $139.3 billion

Title II—Operation and Maintenance: $194.0 billion

Title III—Procurement: $135.2 billion

Title IV—Research, development, test and evaluation: $95.1 billion

Title VI—Other Department of Defense Programs: $36.3 billion

Title IX—Overseas Contingency Operation: $67.9 billion

 

Major categories of spending: Conference

Title I—Military Personnel: $138.5 billion

Title II—Operation and Maintenance: $193.7 billion

Title III—Procurement: $135.4 billion

Title IV—Research, development, test and evaluation: $94.9 billion

Title VI—Other Department of Defense Programs: $36.2 billion

Title IX—Overseas Contingency Operation: $67.9 billion

 

C. Military Pay: House

  • Military pay increase: 6%
  • Civilian pay increase: 0%

Military Pay: Senate

  • Military pay increase: 6%
  • Civilian pay increase: 9%

Military Pay: Conference

  • Military pay increase: 6%
  • Civilian pay increase: 9%

 

Select Nuclear and Related Weapons Programs

A. Ohio Replacement Strategic Submarine (Columbia Class)

  1. House
  • $2.9 billion Procurement
  • $496.6 million Research and Development
  1. Senate
  • $3.2 billion: Procurement
  • $542.8 million: Research and Development
  1. Conference
  • $3.2 billion: Procurement
  • $542.8 million: Research and Development

 B. Long Range Strike Bomber (B21 – Conventional and Nuclear)

  • House: $2.3 billion Research and Development
  • Senate: $2.3 billion Research and Development
  • Conference: $2.3 billion Research and Development

C. Long Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO)

  • House: $699.9 million Research and Development
  • Senate: $624.9 million Research and Development
  • Conference: $664.9 million Research and Development

 D. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD – ICBM replacement)

  • House: $414.4 million Research and Development
  • Senate: $345.0 million Research and Development
  • Conference: $414.4 million Research and Development

 E. Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile

  • House: Modifications: $1.0 billion Procurement
  • Senate: Modifications: $1.1 billion Procurement
  • Conference: Modifications: $1.1 billion Procurement

 F. Missile Defense Agency

  • House
    • Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)
      • Procurement: $508.0 million
      • Ballistic Missile Defense Midcourse Defense Segment R&D: $844.4 million
    • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) procurement: $874.1B
    • AEGIS ballistic missile defense
      • Procurement: $679.6 million
      • Aegis Ashore Phase III: $15.0 million
      • Aegis Hardware and Software: $97.1 million
      • Demonstration and validation: $726.1 million
    • THAAD ballistic missile defense procurement: $874.1 million
  • Senate
    • $10.5 billion for the entire agency
    • Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)
      • Procurement: $450.0 million
      • Ballistic Missile Defense Midcourse Defense Segment R&D: $803.4 million
    • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) procurement: $1.0 billion
    • AEGIS ballistic missile defense
      • Procurement: $708.7 million
      • Aegis Ashore Phase III: $35.0 million
      • Aegis Hardware and Software: $97.1 million
      • Demonstration and Validation: $773.5 million
    • THAAD ballistic missile defense procurement: $1.0 billion
  • Conference
    • $10.3 billion for the entire agency, an increase of $1.1 billion from request
    • Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)
      • Procurement: $532.6 million
      • Ballistic Missile Defense Midcourse Defense Segment R&D: $803.4 million
    • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) procurement: $1.0 billion
    • AEGIS ballistic missile defense
      • Procurement: $700.5 million
      • Aegis Ashore Phase III: $15.0 million
      • Aegis Hardware and Software: $97.1 million
      • Demonstration and Validation: $741.1 million

Other programs of interest

  • Prompt Global Strike Capability Development
    • House: $273.4 million Research and Development
    • Senate: $615.9 million Research and Development
    • Conference: $466.9 million Research and Development (increase of $204.5 million from request)
  • Afghanistan Security Forces Fund
    • House: $5.2 billion
    • Senate: $4.7 billion
    • House: $4.9 billion
  • Cooperative Threat Reduction
    • House: $350.2 million
    • Senate: $335.2 million
    • Conference: $350.2 million
  • Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense
    • House: $993.8 million
    • Senate: $993.8 million
    • Conference: $993.8 million
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA):
    • House
      • $553.3 million: Base Budget
      • $302.3 million: Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Account
    • Senate
      • $545.8 million: Base Budget
      • $321.9 million: Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Account
    • Conference
      • $545.8 million: Base Budget
      • $302.3 million: Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Account

Select Conventional Program Programs

Shipbuilding

  • House: Navy Shipbuilding Program Total: $22.7 billion. Funds the construction of 12 new ships: 
    • 2 Virginia class attack submarines
    • 3 DDG-51 destroyers
    • 3 Littoral Combat Ships
    • 1 Expeditionary Sea Base ship
    • 2 TAO Fleet Oilers
    • 1 Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship
  • Senate: Navy Shipbuilding Program Total: $24.0 billion. Funds the construction of 13 new ships:
    • 2 Virginia class submarines
    • 3 DDG-51 destroyers
    • 2 Littoral Combat Ships, an increase of 1 from the request
    • 1 Expeditionary Fast Transport ship
    • 2 TAO Fleet Oilers
    • 1 Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship
    • 1 Cable ship
  • Conference: Navy Shipbuilding Program Total: $24.2 billion (including $2.3 billion not requested by the President). Funds the construction of 13 new ships: 
    • 2 Virginia class submarines
    • 3 DDG-51 destroyers
    • 3 Littoral Combat Ships, an increase of 2 from the request
    • 1 Expeditionary Fast Transport ship
    • 2 TAO Fleet Oilers
    • 1 Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship

Aviation programs

  • House: $42.8 billion for procurement of military aircraft
    • 24 F/A–18E/F (fighter) Hornet (Navy)
    • 93 Joint Strike Fighter F-35; 56 Air Force, 22 Marines, 15 Navy and Marines
    • 8 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters (Navy)
    • 13 V-22 (Navy)
    • 15 KC-46A tanker (Air Force)
    • 1 Presidential aircraft replacement research and development ($673.0 million)
  • Senate: $42.2 billion for procurement of military aircraft
    • 24 F/A–18E/F (fighter) Hornet (Navy)
    • 17 Joint Strike Fighter (Navy), an increase of 8 from the request
    • 48 Joint Strike Fighter (Air Force)
    • 24 Joint Strike Fighter (Navy) short take-off and vertical landing aircraft, an increase of 4 from the request
    • 10 V-22 aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing, an increase of 3 from the request (Navy)
    • 15 KC-46A tanker (Air Force)
    • 1 Presidential aircraft replacement ($616.4 million)
  • Conference: $43.0 billion for procurement of military aircraft (including $4.8 billion not requested by the President)
    • Major additions to President’s request
      • $1.7 billion for 16 additional F-35 aircraft (93 total) – 8 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variants, 2 F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variants, and 6 F-35C carrier variants
      • $640 million for 8 (18 total) additional Air National Guard C-130J aircraft
      • $468 million for 6 additional (13 total) Navy and Marine Corps V-22 aircraft
      • $340 million for 2 additional (6 total) Navy E-2D aircraft
      • $168 million for 6 additional (18 total) AH-64E Apache aircraft

Military personnel end strength

House: 2,155,800

Senate: 2,146,361

Conference: 2,155,800

Increase from Fiscal Year 2018: 16,400