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McCain opposes OCO-to-base funding shifts; sets up likely conference issue with House

Jordana Mishory

29 April 2016

Kate Blakely, a defense budget analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said the fiscal maneuver in Thornberry's bill was unlikely to find traction elsewhere in Congress. "By re-allocating $23 billion of war funding to the base defense budget, Rep. Thornberry is breaking last year's BCA deal," she said. "This approach doesn't seem likely to fly in the Senate, where both Republican and Democratic leadership are determined to stick to the deal."

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