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Defense Authorization and Appropriations, How Do They Work?

November 29, 2017

Episode Notes:

Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, authorizing a top-line budget of roughly $700 billion for the Department of Defense. Alex Gallo of the Center for Strategic and International Studies explains, based on his previous experience as a professional staff member for the House Armed Services Committee, how the authorization and budget processes work inside Congress.