DoD gets nearly $655 billion and some flexibility on funding in omnibus bill

Federal Drive with Tom Temin show

Summary: If you measure it in sheer dollars, the Defense Department is a big winner in the 2018 budget, as expressed in the omnibus appropriations bill now in its final stages. Now the Pentagon has to spend more money than it anticipated, with six months of the fiscal year already over. One bright spot: Military service members will see more in their paychecks. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.