Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

House Defeats Bid to Cut B-61 Update Funding House Defeats Bid to Cut B-61 Update Funding

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Global Security Newswire

House Defeats Bid to Cut B-61 Update Funding

July 12, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday upheld bill language to appropriate $23.7 million more than the Obama administration had requested in the coming budget cycle for refurbishing B-61 nuclear gravity bombs, the Albuquerque Journal reported on Thursday.

House lawmakers voted down a proposal that would have amended the fiscal 2014 energy and water appropriations bill to provide just the $551 million sought by Obama officials. The broader legislation cleared the lower chamber on Wednesday in a 227-198 vote, the Associated Press reported.

Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) said the additional funding is warranted, particularly in light of pending reductions to U.S. long-range nuclear forces under a treaty with Russia. "The B-61 weapons are 30 or more years old, they are degrading and they are not as secure as they used to be,” he said.

 

Appropriations language passed by a Senate panel would initially provide the B-61 update effort with just $369 million, but the program could receive $168 million more if it adheres to certain deadlines and budget constraints. The legislative package was awaiting Senate floor action.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

Job Board
Search Jobs
Digital and Content Manager, E4C
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
PRODUCT REVIEW ENGINEER
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Bellevue, WA
United Technologies Research Fellow
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
Process Engineering Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Conshohocken, PA
Electrical Engineer Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Findlay, OH
Application Engineer/Developer INTERN - Complex Fluids
American Society of Civil Engineers | Brisbane, CA
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Detroit
American Society of Civil Engineers | Livonia, MI
Chief Geoscientist
American Society of Civil Engineers
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Boston
American Society of Civil Engineers | Burlington, MA
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Civil Enginering Intern - Water/Wastewater/Site-Development
American Society of Civil Engineers | Sacramento, CA
Staff Accountant
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus