House OKs $675B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2019

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June 29, 2018

The House voted 359-49 Thursday to pass a $675 billion defense policy bill that would authorize the purchase of 93 F-35 fighter aircraft, three littoral combat ships and two aircraft carriers for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Thursday.

The defense appropriations bill would fund the Advanced Battle Management System that seeks to replace the U.S. Air Force’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program and provide service personnel with a 2.6 percent pay increase by January.

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