Federal Relations

September 14, 2018

“Minibus” Includes Defense Spending

As noted earlier, the text of the conference agreement on the Labor-HHS-Education/ Defense “minibus” is available here and the explanatory statement is available here.

With respect to defense research programs, the conference agreement would fund them in the following manner:

Basic Research (“6.1” programs)

  • Army:  $506.9 million
  • Navy:  $679.9 million
  • Air Force:  $561.4 million
  • Defense-wide:  $781.4 million
  • Total Basic Research:  $2.53 billion

Applied Research (“6.2” programs)

  • Army:  $1.58 billion
  • Navy:  $1.02 billion
  • Air Force:  $1.48 billion
  • Defense-wide:  $1.99 billion
  • Total Applied Research:  $6.07 billion

A summary of the defense portion of the bill prepared by the conferees is available here.