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 Defense Appropriations
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Air Force Funds Raised in Defense Bill1956
Defense Funds1957
Defense Appropriation1959
Congress Increases Kennedy Defense Budget1961
$15 Billion Defense Program Authorized1963
Congress Cuts Defense Funds $1.8 Billion1963
Defense Appropriations Drop to $46 Billion1964
Defense Funds Include $1.7 Billion for Viet Nam1965
Largest Defense Bill Since 1943 Passed1966
Defense Bill is Largest Money Measure Ever Enacted1967
Largest Fund Bill Provides Defense $71.9 Billion1968
Biggest Cut Made in Defense Funds Since Fiscal 19541969
Defense Funds: Reductions Continue for Second Year1970
Defense Appropriations: $70.5-Billion for Fiscal 19721971
Congress Approves Record Defense Appropriations Bill1972
Congress Clears $73.7-Billion Defense Appropriation1973
Congress Sends Ford $82.6-Billion Defense Bill1974
Fiscal 1974 Defense Supplemental1974
$90.5-Billion Defense Funding Bill Approved1975
Military Procurement: $25.5-Billion Provided1975
Congress Approves $104.3-Billion Defense Bill1976
Defense Funds: $117.3 Billion1978
Congress Votes Hefty Increases for Defense1980
Defense Bill Makes Most of Reagan's Cuts1981
Reagan Defense Plan Given Final Approval1981
Defense Bill Cuts 7 Percent, Removing Funding for the MX Missile Program1982
Strategic Arms Top List of Defense Cuts1982
$187.5 Billion Set for Defense Buildup1983
Budget Passed for Reagan Defense Buildup, With Funding for Chemical Weapons Denied1983
Congress Authorizes $219 Billion for Defense1984
For Defense, $274.4 Billion in Fiscal 19851984
Congress Authorizes $302.5 Billion for Defense1985
Congress Cuts Budget by More Than $55 Billion1985
Pentagon's Purchasing Power Drops with Reduced Defense Funds1985
Congress Authorizes $217.4 Billion for Defense1986
Congress OKs Nation's First $1 Trillion Budget1986
Pentagon Buying Power Falls for Second Year1986
$13 Billion Pared from '88 Pentagon Spending1987
Congress Tightens, Reshapes Defense Budget1987
After an Impasse, Defense Bill Becomes Law1988
Pentagon Money Bill Sticks to ‘Summit’ Script1988
Lawmakers Drag Feet On Cutting Weapons1989
Congress Cuts Bush Defense Request1990
Defense Spending Held to $288 Billion1990
No Rush To Restructure Military1991
$254 Billion Defense Bill Clears1992
Congress Ups Defense Conversion Spending1992
Pentagon Gets Most of Its Wish List1992
$261 Billion Authorized for Defense1993
Defense Funding Drops by $12.6 Billion1993
Congress Backs Clinton's Plans To Hold the Line on Defense1994
Defense Bill Mirrors Request1994
Defense Bill Enacted Despite Objections1995
Goal of Boosting Defense Budget Eludes GOP Lawmakers1995
Clinton Signs Defense Bill Despite Budget Increase1996
Clinton Signs Defense Bill Despite Veto Threat1997
Congress Backs Off on B-2, Bosnia1997
Defense Authorization Calls For Reduced Force Size, Trims Anti-Missile Spending1998
Defense Bill Clears Minus ‘Readiness’ Funds; Clinton Looks to Supplemental1998
Accounting Tricks Exempt $21 Billion of Defense Bill From Spending Caps1999
Congress Adds Little To Defense Request Despite Criticism of Clinton Policies2000
Lawmakers Camouflage Some Defense Funds As “Emergency” Spending2000
Congress Backs Defense Buildup2002
Lengthy Debate on Defense Bill2004
New Weapons Programs Take Hit2006
$430.6 Billion Enacted For Defense2007
Defense Authorization Measure Largest Enacted Since World War II2007
Democrats Boost VA Program Funds2007
War Funding, Minus Timelines, Enacted2007
War Funds Bill Includes Disaster Aid2007
President Vetoes War Supplemental2007
Defense Gets Full Year of Funding2008
President Prevails on War Funding2008
$636.4 Billion Defense Bill Clears2009
Wars Require Second Supplemental2009
Obama Turns Back Spending Measure2009
Defense Authorization Survives Setbacks to Reach President's Desk2010
Defense Accounts Grow Despite Cap2011
More Money, More Weapons OK'd After Debates on Detainees, Biofuels2012
Defense authorization, slowed by partisan fights, clears under wire2013
Pentagon Gets Some Sequester Relief2013
Defense Authorization, Slowed by Partisan Fights, Clears Under Wire2014
Pentagon Gains a Limited Advantage2014
Defense Authorization Agreement Helped by Increases in Budget Deal2015
DOD Spending Is Half of the Omnibus2015
Defense Authorization Bill Passed With Few Contentious Provisions2016
Defense: Defense Bill Draws on Pentagon Wishes2016
$692.1 Billion Defense Authorization Increases ‘End Strength,’ Adds Warships2017
Defense: Pentagon Bill Goes Sans Senate Markup2017