|Rep. Farenthold Votes to Keep our Military Funded|
|Thursday, July 19, 2012|
H.R. 5856, The Department of Defense Appropriations Act
Summary: In total, the bill would provide $519.2 billion in regular funding for the Department of Defense, an increase of $1.1 billion over the fiscal year 2012 level and $3.1 billion above the President's request, according to CBO. In addition, the bill contains $88.5 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) for Defense activities related to the Global War on Terror. The legislation would include $128.5 billion to provide for 1,401,560 active-duty troops and 843,400 reserves. This funding level is $2.6 billion below last year, due to the reduction in troop totals. This also includes a 1.7% pay raise for the military, which is in-line with pending Defense authorization legislation. H.R. 5856 would contribute to an overall level of discretionary budget authority of $1.028 trillion for FY 2013 as contained in H.Con.Res. 112, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.
Rep. Farenthold Votes YES