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Critical Decisions Ahead on Defense Spending

November 18, 2014

Congress will soon have to decide whether to approve the administration’s recent $5.6 billion request for additional Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding to fight ISIS.

The contingency fund generally supports activities related to immediate war efforts and is exempt from federal spending caps. The new request includes money for U.S. military advisors and to equip and train Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers.

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Defense Decisions a Priority on Lame-Duck Agenda

November 18, 2014

Part of the long to-do list for the lame duck Congress is deciding whether to authorize new spending for operations against ISIS while setting broader defense priorities in a constrained fiscal environment.

The administration recently requested an additional $5.6 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding for Fiscal Year 2015 to fight ISIS.