Defense: FY2009 Authorization and Appropriations
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Soon after the 111th Congress convened, it began drafting H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, generally referred to as the economic stimulus bill. This bill added a total of 8.5 billion to amount previously appropriated for DOD in FY2009. Of the additional funds provided by H.R. 1, 4.6 billion was for accounts funded by the regular FY2009 DOD appropriations provided by Division D of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act for FY2009, generally referred to as the continuing resolution, which President George W. Bush signed into law on Sept. 30, 2008. The economic stimulus bill also provided an additional 2.9 billion for accounts funded by the regular military construction appropriations provided by Division E of the continuing resolution. Congress disposition of FY2009 funding for DOD in H.R. 1 other than funding for military construction is discussed in this report on pp. 3-5. The balance of the report discusses the Presidents regular DOD budget request for FY2009 and Congress disposition of that request in the regular defense authorization and appropriations legislation. The Presidents FY2009 budget request, released February 4, 2008, included 611.1 billion in new budget authority for national defense. This total included 515.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for the base budget of the Department of Defense DOD-i.e., activities not associated with operations in Iraq and Afghanistan-2.9 billion in mandatory spending for the DOD base budget, and 22.8 billion for defense costs of the Department of Energy and other agencies. It also included a placeholder of 70 billion for war costs in the first part of FY2009.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies