Accession Number:

ADA604129

Title:

Defense: FY2014 Authorization and Appropriations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

President Obama s FY2014 base budget request of 552.0 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense DOD and defense-related programs of other agencies excluding war costs, exceeds by 53.9 billion the legally binding cap on defense funding for FY2014 that was enacted in 2011 as part of the Budget Control Act P.L. 112-25. Unless the Budget Control Act BCA is amended, either Congress will have to cut the Administration s National Defense request by 53.9 billion about 9.8 to meet the BCA cap of 498.1 billion, or else the BCA law will reduce the appropriation to the level set by the cap through a process of sequestration, beginning in January 2014.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE