Senate defense appropriators support DoD space request, propose ‘tactical responsive launch’ program

September 11, 2019


WASHINGTON — The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Sept. 10 advanced its Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill that provides $622.5 billion in base Department of Defense funding, $70.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funding and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

The full committee will take up the bill Sept. 12. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) provided some highlights of the subcommittee’s proposal but the full text of the bill won’t be released until after the committee markup. The House Appropriations Committee passed its version in June.

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