$731.6 billion: Fiscal Year 2021 Discretionary Topline*
$635.5 billion: Department of Defense discretionary base
$ 26.6 billion: Department of Energy discretionary base
$ 69.0 billion: Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)
$ 0.5 billion: Defense-Related Activities**
$662.6 billion: Fiscal Year 2021 Base Budget NDAA Topline
*Does not include $8.9 billion in national defense authorizations outside of HASC jurisdiction
**Does not include mandatory defense spending
Select Nuclear and Related Weapons Programs
- A. Ohio Replacement Strategic Submarine (Columbia Class)
- $2.9 billion: Procurement, the requested amount
- $1.1 billion: Advanced procurement, the requested amount
- $317 million: Research and development, the requested amount
- B. Long range strike bomber B-21 (Conventional and Nuclear): $2.8 billion: Research and development, the requested amount. During full committee markup, a Courtney (D-CT) amendment moved $20 million into advanced procurement.
- C. Long Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO): $474.4 million: Research and development, the requested amount
- D. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD – ICBM replacement): $1.5 billion: Research and development, the requested amount
- E. Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile: $1.2 billion: Procurement
- F. W93 nuclear warhead: $53 million in Department of Energy budget
- G. Plutonium pits: National Nuclear Security Administration, all the requested amounts
- $ 836,599,000 Los Alamos plutonium modernization
- $ 441,896,000 Savannah River plutonium modernization
- $ 90,782,000 Enterprise Plutonium Support
- $1,369,277,000 Plutonium Modernization
- H. Missile Defense:
- Ballistic Missile Defense Midcourse Defense: $919,305, a reduction of $85 million due to the cancellation of the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (RKV)
- THAAD: $601 million, increase of $106 million
- I. Independent study on the effects of the use of nuclear weapons: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will be tasked to conduct a study of the atmospheric effects of nuclear explosions. (Section 3113)
- J. Presidential participation in nuclear exercises: Requires the President to participate in at least one large-scale nuclear command and control exercise within the first year of assuming office, per term. (Section 1642)
- K. Independent Studies on Nuclear Weapons Programs of Certain Foreign States: Requires a federally funded research and development center to produce an open source analysis of Russian, Chinese and North Korean nuclear programs, to be made available on the internet. (Section 1643)
Select Conventional Programs
- Aviation Programs:
- Joint Strike Fighter (F-35):79 aircraft, the requested number:$4.2 billion for procurement, decrease of $331 million; $610 million in advanced procurement
- F-15EX: $1.3 billion in procurement, $133.5 million in advanced procurement
- UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters: Nearly $1 billion for 60 helicopters
- 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft: $1.8 billion (plus $28.1 million for advanced procurement)
- 72 mobile short-range air defense missile systems (50 in base and 22 in OCO): as requested
- 8 Battle Force Ships:
- 1 Columbia class fleet ballistic missile submarine
- 2 Virginia-class submarines, restoring second submarine: $6.8 billion in shipbuilding and conversion, increase of $2.6 billion
- 2 DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Destroyers: $3.1 billion
- 1 Guided-missile Frigate: $954 million in shipbuilding and conversion, decrease of $98 million
- Prohibits retirement of LCS-3 and LCS-4 (Littoral Combat Ship)
- 6 additional P-8 Poseidon aircraft: $1.0 billion for procurement
- 4 additional V-22 Osprey aircraft: $1.1 billion, an increase of $211 million
- VC-25B Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR) program: as requested
- 8 Battle Force Ships:
Other Programs of Interest:
- Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative: $250 million (Section 1233)
- Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF): $3.5 billion (Section 1521)
- Indo-Pacific Reassurance Initiative: $3.6 billion (Section 1241)
- Cooperative Threat Reduction Account: $373.7 million, an increase of $135 million from the request (Section 1301)
- U.S. troops in South Korea: Limits the use of funds to reduce the total number of active duty service members deployed to South Korea below 28,500 (Section 1244)
- European Deterrence Initiative (EDI): as requested
- Pandemic Preparedness and Resilience National Security Fund: $1 billion to efforts to proactively increase the country’s ability to prepare for and respond to future pandemics
- Military newspaper Stars and Stripes: Continues funding at the FY 2020 funding level (Section 641)
- Russian domination of Crimea: Limits the ability of the Administration to recognize Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea (Section 1231)
- U.S. troops levels around the globe: Cuts 25% of travel funds for the Office of the Secretary of Defense until the Pentagon meets previous requirement to list deployed American forces around the world
Active duty end-strength (Section 401)
Air Force: 327,266
Space Force: 6,434
DOD TOTAL: 1,351,500
Reserves end-strength (Section 411)
Army National Guard: 336,500
Army Reserve: 189,800
Navy Reserve: 58,800
Marine Corps Reserve: 38,500
Air National Guard: 108,100
Air Force Reserve: 70,300
Coast Guard Reserve: 7,000
DOD TOTAL: 802,000
Pay increase: Provides for a 3% increase in pay for military personnel
- Confederate names: Require within one year the removal of confederate names from military bases and installations.
- Confederate flags: Prohibits the display of confederate flags at military installations.
- Low-enriched uranium: Requires a program to assess the viability of using low-enriched uranium in naval nuclear propulsion reactors on aircraft carriers and submarines.
- Plutonium pit production: Requires a certification by the Secretary of Energy about his confidence that the Department of Energy can produce 80 plutonium pits per year.
- U.S. troops in Germany: Limits the ability of the President to withdraw U.S. troops from Germany.
- Afghanistan: Places limits on the reduction of troops from Afghanistan below two separate troop levels, 8,000 and 4,000.
- Yemen: Bars logistical support for airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in Yemen.
- Downwinders: A government apology for the fallout emitted from atmospheric nuclear explosive tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site, at sites in the Pacific Ocean, New Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere and a sense of Congress that those who suffered from the effects of uranium mining and nuclear testing should be compensated.
Final passage: The bill was approved by a unanimous 56-0 vote.