H.R. 2219: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012

H.R. 2219

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012

Sponsor
Rep. C.W. Young

Date
June 23, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

This week, the House is scheduled to begin consideration of H.R. 2219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2012, subject to a rule.  The bill was introduced on June 16, 2011, by Rep. C.W.  Bill Young (R-FL) and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.  The bill is scheduled to be considered under a rule providing for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The rule provides for consideration of any amendment offered that complies with the House rules.  Under the rule, amendments would be considered following general debate pursuant to the five-minute rule.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2219 contains $530.5 billion in non-emergency, discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD), an increase of $17.2 billion above the non-emergency spending level for FY 2011 and $8.9 billion below the president's request.  H.R. 2219 represents an increase of 3.4 percent over last year’s non-emergency funding levels and a reduction of 1.7 percent below the president’s request for non-emergency DoD funding.  Non-emergency DoD budget authority contained in H.R. 2219 would contribute to an overall level of discretionary budget authority of $1.019 trillion for FY 2012, a reduction of $30.3 billion below FY 2011.

In addition to non-emergency, discretionary spending, H.R. 2219 includes $118 billion in emergency contingency spending for overseas operations to fight the global war on terrorism, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Due to the drawdown of U.S. forces overseas, emergency spending for overseas operations is $39 billion or 24.8 percent below the level of emergency spending in FY 2011.  However, emergency overseas funding for the war on terrorism is $841 million or nearly 1 percent above the president’s request.  When base DoD funding and emergency contingency operations funds are combined, H.R. 2219 provides a total of $649.2 billion, about $8 billion below the president’s combined request.  

Department of Defense FY 2012 Appropriated Budget Authority 
(In Thousands) 

 

FY 2011

President Request

H.R. 2219

Change from FY 2011

Change from Request

Change from FY 2011 %

Change from Request %

Defense Non-Emergency Budget Authority

513,316,981

539,453,992

530,538,659

17,221,678

-8,915,333

3.4%

-1.7%

Emergency Overseas Contingency Operations

157,823,120

117,842,751

118,684,277

-39,138,843

841,526

-24.8%

0.7%

Total Spending

671,140,101

657,296,743

649,222,936

-21,917,165

-8,073,807

-3.3%

-1.2%

 

The following is a summary of the spending highlights and other provisions in the bill:

Military Personnel

H.R. 2219 would provide $132 billion for military personnel, which is an increase of $5.3 billion or 4.2 percent above FY 2011.  The spending provides funds for pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, travel, and related expenses for active duty personnel and the reserve corps.

Personnel Levels:  H.R. 2219 would provide for personnel levels equal to the president's budget request. The bill provides for personnel levels which would result in a decrease in total end strength of 2,400 personnel for the active forces, from 1,410,400 active duty personnel to 1,408,000.  The bill would also increase the end strength for the guard and reserve forces by 900 above last year, from 846,200 to 847,100.  The total number of military personnel would be 2,255,100, the same as the president's request.

Military Pay Raise:  H.R. 2219 would provide a 1.6 percent base pay raise for military personnel, which is in line with pending Defense Authorization legislation.

Operations and Maintenance

H.R. 2219 would provide $169.9 billion in discretionary spending for DoD operations and maintenance, an increase of $4.4 billion or less than 3 percent over FY 2011 levels and a reduction of $780 million or less than 1 percent below the president’s request.  The funds provide for the costs of operating and maintaining the military, including the reserves and related support activities of the DoD such as flight time and battle training, equipment and facility maintenance, and base operations.  The operations and maintenance account also provides funding for civilian pay, services for maintenance, and spare parts for weapons and equipment.

Procurement

H.R. 2219 would provide $107.6 billion for military equipment procurement, an increase of $5.5 billion or 5.3 percent above FY 2011 and a reduction of $3.6 billion or 3 percent below the president’s request. Procurement funding pays for new equipment and upgrades to ensure that our military forces have the platforms, weapons, and other equipment they need to train, maintain military infrastructure, and conduct successful operations.

According to the House Appropriations Committee, highlights of Defense procurement spending include the following:

  • $15.1 billion for the construction of ten Navy ships;
  • $5.9 billion for 32 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft (19 Air Force, 7 Navy, 6 Marine Corps), and $2.7 billion for continued development and testing;
  • $3.3 billion for 28 F-18 Super Hornets and 12 EA-18 Growlers;
  • $2.8 billion for 116 H-60 Blackhawk helicopters (71 Army, 42 Navy, and 3 Air Force); and
  • $699 million for 48 MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

 

Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation

H.R. 2219 would provide $73 billion for the DoD's research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDTE) efforts, a decrease of $1.9 billion or 2 percent below FY 2011 and a reduction of $2.3 billion or 3 percent from the president’s request.  This funding for basic and applied science research is specifically meant to advance the safety and success of current and future military operations, and help prepare our forces with the systems and equipment necessary to meet potential challenges down the road.

Aerial Refueling Tanker Replacement Program:  The legislation would fully fund the request for the Air Force’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker, which was awarded on February 24, 2011.  According to the Committee Report, “Air Force leadership testified before the Committee that efforts would be made to ensure that the new tanker will be delivered within cost and on schedule.”  Under the bill, the Secretary of the Air Force would be required to report any contract modifications with a cost greater than $5 million to Congress.

Defense Health programs

H.R. 2219 would provide $32.3 billion for DoD health programs, and increase of $935 million above last year and $119 million above the president’s request.  According to the House Appropriations Committee, funding for DoD health programs includes $223 million for cancer research, $125 million for traumatic brain injury and psychological health treatment, $30 million for orthopedic research, and $15 million for restorative transplant research.

Reductions from the President's Request

Non-emergency, dictionary DoD spending in H.R. 2219 is nearly $9 billion below the president’s request.  In order to achieve savings from the president’s request, the bill makes a number of reductions from the president’s request in areas that will not affect the safety or success of our troops and missions, while also increasing overall funding for Defense activities by more than 3 percent above last year.  According to the House Appropriations Committee, some of these reductions from the request include: -$500 million for unjustified supply increases, -$400 million in logistic support contract savings, -$435 million in savings stemming from production delays in the Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), and -$524 million in program delay savings of the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMAARS).  In addition, the bill would rescind $1.7 billion in unneeded prior year funds where appropriate and $1.3 billion for improved economic assumptions. The legislation also does not provide funds to continue the F-35 second engine program.

Contingency operations and Overseas Deployment

The bill would also provide $118.56 billion in emergency contingency funds for overseas deployment and ongoing operations to fight the global war on terrorism, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Emergency overseas contingency funding would be a decrease of $39.1 billion below FY 2011 due to the drawdown of U.S. forces overseas.  Compared to the president’s request, contingency funding would be an increase of $841 million or almost 1 percent.  Emergency contingency funding would provide additional amounts for the same accounts as the base bill, including military personnel, operations and maintenance, procurement and research, with all the funding going directly to overseas operations. According to the House Appropriations Committee, emergency contingency funding would also include $13 billion in funding for the training and equipping of Afghan Security forces, and $1.1 billion for the Pakistan Counter-insurgency Capability Fund (PCCF).  However, the bill includes language to withhold 75 percent of PCCF funds until the Secretary of Defense provides a report to Congress on a strategy and metrics for the use of these funds.

Other Provisions

Guantanamo Bay Detainees:  H.R. 2219 would prohibit funding for transfers of Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. or its territories, prohibits funding to modify any facility in the U.S. to house detainees, and places conditions on the release of detainees to other countries. These provisions are virtually identical to language contained in the FY 2011 Defense Appropriations legislation.

 

Department of Defense FY 2012 Appropriated Budget Authority  
(In Thousands) 

 Program

FY 2011

President Request

H.R. 2219

Change from FY 2011

Change from Request

Change from FY 2011 %

Change from Request %

Title I - Military Personnel

Army

41,403,653

43,596,949

43,859,709

2,456,056

262,760

5.9%

0.6%

Navy

25,912,449

27,154,384

27,141,334

1,228,885

-13,050

4.7%

-0.05%

Marine Corps

13,210,161

13,573,546

13,480,436

270,275

-93,110

2.0%

-0.7%

Air Force

27,105,755

28,304,432

28,264,646

1,158,891

-39,786

4.3%

-0.1%

Army Reserve

4,333,165

4,386,077

4,333,507

342

-52,570

0.0%

-1.2%

Navy Reserve

1,940,191

1,960,634

1,948,544

8,353

-12,090

0.4%

-0.6%

Marine Corps Reserve

612,191

653,212

645,422

33,231

-7,790

5.4%

-1.2%

Air Force Reserve

1,650,797

1,729,823

1,711,653

60,856

-18,170

3.7%

-1.1%

Army National Guard

7,511,296

7,623,335

7,607,345

96,049

-15,990

1.3%

-0.2%

Navy National Guard

3,060,098

3,114,149

3,099,629

39,531

-14,520

1.3%

-0.5%

Title I - Military Personnel

126,739,756

132,096,541

132,092,225

5,352,469

-4,316

4.2%

-0.003%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title II - Operation and Maintenance

Army Operations

33,306,117

34,735,216

34,581,321

1,275,204

-153,895

3.8%

-0.4%

Navy Operations

37,809,239

39,364,688

39,385,685

1,576,446

20,997

4.2%

0.1%

Marine Operations

5,539,740

5,960,437

6,036,996

497,256

76,559

9.0%

1.3%

Air Force Operations

36,062,989

36,195,133

36,065,107

2,118

-130,026

0.0%

-0.4%

Defense -Wide Operations

30,210,810

30,940,409

30,682,265

471,455

-258,144

1.6%

-0.8%

Army Reserves Operations

2,840,427

3,109,176

3,047,033

206,606

-62,143

7.3%

-2.0%

Navy Reserves Operations

1,344,264

1,323,134

1,323,134

-21,130

0

-1.6%

0.0%

Marine Reserve Operations

275,484

271,443

271,443

-4,041

0

-1.5%

0.0%

Air Force Reserve Operations

3,291,027

3,274,359

3,310,459

19,432

36,100

0.6%

1.1%

Army National Guard Operations

6,454,624

7,041,432

6,979,232

524,608

-62,200

8.1%

-0.9%

Air National Guard Operations

5,963,839

6,136,280

6,094,380

130,541

-41,900

2.2%

-0.7%

Armed Forces Court of Appeals

14,068

13,861

13,861

-207

0

-1.5%

0.0%

Army Environmental Restoration

464,581

346,031

346,031

-118,550

0

-25.5%

0.0%

Navy Environmental Restoration

304,867

308,668

308,668

3,801

0

1.2%

0.0%

Air Force Environmental Restoration

502,653

525,453

525,453

22,800

0

4.5%

0.0%

Defense-Wide Environmental Restoration

10,744

10,716

10,716

-28

0

-0.3%

0.0%

Formerly Used Sites Restoration

316,546

276,495

276,495

-40,051

0

-12.7%

0.0%

Overseas Humanitarian Aid

108,032

107,662

107,662

-370

0

-0.3%

0.0%

Cooperative Threat Reduction

522,512

508,219

508,219

-14,293

0

-2.7%

0.0%

Workforce Development Fund

217,561

305,501

105,501

-112,060

-200,000

-51.5%

-65.5%

Title II - Operation and Maintenance

165,560,124

170,759,313

169,979,661

4,419,537

-779,652

2.7%

-0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title III - Procurement

Aircraft Procurement, Army

5,254,791

7,061,381

6,487,481

1,232,690

-573,900

23.5%

-8.1%

Missile Procurement, Army

1,570,108

1,478,718

1,464,223

-105,885

-14,495

-6.7%

-1.0%

Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

1,461,086

1,933,512

2,178,886

717,800

245,374

49.1%

12.7%

Procurement of Ammunition, Army

1,847,066

1,992,625

1,952,625

105,559

-40,000

5.7%

-2.0%

Other Procurement, Army

8,145,665

9,682,592

9,371,952

1,226,287

-310,640

15.1%

-3.2%

Aircraft Procurement, Navy

16,170,868

18,587,033

17,804,750

1,633,882

-782,283

10.1%

-4.2%

Weapons Procurement, Navy

3,221,957

3,408,478

2,975,749

-246,208

-432,729

-7.6%

-12.7%

Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps

790,527

719,952

633,048

-157,479

-86,904

-19.9%

-12.1%

Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy

15,366,658

14,928,921

14,725,493

-641,165

-203,428

-4.2%

-1.4%

Other Procurement, Navy

5,804,963

6,285,451

5,996,459

191,496

-288,992

3.3%

-4.6%

Procurement, Marine Corps

1,236,436

1,391,602

1,453,602

217,166

62,000

17.6%

4.5%

Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

13,483,739

14,082,527

13,987,613

503,874

-94,914

3.7%

-0.7%

Missile Procurement, Air Force

5,424,764

6,074,017

5,689,998

265,234

-384,019

4.9%

-6.3%

Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

731,487

539,065

522,565

-208,922

-16,500

-28.6%

-3.1%

Other Procurement, Air Force

17,568,091

17,602,036

17,260,619

-307,472

-341,417

-1.8%

-1.9%

Procurement, Defense-Wide

4,009,321

5,365,248

5,046,447

1,037,126

-318,801

25.9%

-5.9%

Defense Production Act Purchases

34,346

19,964

29,964

-4,382

10,000

-12.8%

50.1%

Title III -  FY 2012 Procurement

102,121,873

111,153,122

107,581,474

5,459,601

-3,571,648

5.3%

-3.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title IV - Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDTE)

RDTE, Army

9,710,998

9,683,980

9,381,166

-329,832

-302,814

-3.4%

-3.1%

RDTE, Navy

17,736,303

17,956,431

17,798,950

62,647

-157,481

0.4%

-0.9%

RDTE, Air Force

26,517,405

27,737,701

26,313,196

-204,209

-1,424,505

-0.8%

-5.1%

RDTE, Defense-Wide

20,797,412

19,755,678

19,324,865

-1,472,547

-430,813

-7.1%

-2.2%

Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense

194,910

191,292

191,292

-3,618

0

-1.9%

0.0%

Title IV - Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

74,957,028

75,325,082

73,009,469

-1,947,559

-2,315,613

-2.6%

-3.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title V - Revolving and Management Funds

Defense Working Capital Fund

1,434,536

1,575,010

1,575,010

140,474

0

9.8%

0.0%

National Defense Sealift Fund

1,474,866

1,126,384

1,100,519

-374,347

-25,865

-25.4%

-2.3%

Title V - Revolving and Management Funds

2,909,402

2,701,394

2,675,529

-233,873

-25,865

-8.0%

-1.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title VI -Other Department of Defense Programs

Defense Health Program

31,382,198

32,198,770

32,317,459

935,261

118,689

3.0%

0.4%

Chemical Agents Destruction

1,467,307

1,554,422

1,554,422

87,115

0

5.9%

0.0%

Drug Interdiction

1,156,957

1,156,282

1,208,147

51,190

51,865

4.4%

4.5%

IED Defeat Fund

0

220,634

220,634

220,634

-

-

-

Inspector General

306,794

289,519

346,919

40,125

57,400

13.1%

19.8%

Title VI -Other Department of Defense Programs

34,313,256

35,519,627

35,647,581

1,334,325

127,954

3.9%

0.4%

 








Title VII - Related Agencies

CIA Retirement System Fund

292,000

513,700

513,700

221,700

-

75.9%

-

Intelligence Community Management Account

649,732

592,213

458,225

-191,507

-133,988

-29.5%

-22.6%

Title VII - Related Agencies

941,732

1,105,913

971,925

30,193

-133,988

3.2%

-12.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title VIII - General Provisions

Title VIII - General Provisions

-5,117,461

29,000

-2,183,205

2,934,256

-2,212,205

-57.3%

-7628%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title IX - Contingency Overseas Deployment

Military Personnel

16,251,378

11,111,324

10,813,624

-5,437,754

-297,700

-33.5%

-2.7%

Operations and Maintenance

110,127,111

89,035,031

89,815,293

-20,311,818

780,262

-18.4%

0.9%

Procurement

25,194,335

12,344,324

13,375,288

-11,819,047

1,030,964

-46.9%

8.4%

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

955,013

396,758

436,758

-518,255

40,000

-54.3%

10.1%

Working Capital Funds

485,384

435,013

435,013

-50,371

0

-10.4%

0.0%

Defense Health Program

1,422,092

1,228,288

1,228,288

-193,804

0

-13.6%

0.0%

Other Provisions

4,666,899

4,403,301

4,286,301

-380,598

-117,000

-8.2%

-2.7%

Title IX - Contingency Overseas Deployment

157,680,120

117,725,751

118,567,277

-39,112,843

841,526

-24.8%

0.7%

Total Spending

Defense Non-Emergency Budget Authority

513,316,981

539,453,992

530,538,659

17,221,678

-8,915,333

3.4%

-1.7%

Emergency Overseas Contingency Operations

157,823,120

117,842,751

118,684,277

-39,138,843

841,526

-24.8%

0.7%

Total Budget Authority

671,140,101

657,296,743

649,222,936

-21,917,165

-8,073,807

-3.3%

-1.2%

Cost

H.R. 2219 would provide a total of $649.2 billion in budget authority for the Department of Defense for FY 2012.