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way he that shapes the interacts with donald trump. he gushes over him, and it is sometimes uncomfortable to watch even. i think he knows he has to do it. host: announcer: c-span's washington journal, live every day with news and policy information that impact you. coming up tomorrow, discussing the week ahead on capitol hill and the white house. talking about president trump call for creation of a space force and a new military branch. he sure to watch c-span's washington journal live on c-span monday morning.
join the discussion. upthe house next week takes the spending bill for 2019. leo shane, what are the main priorities versus the presidents request? mr. shane: it is pretty close to the president's request. and looking at the at the same level of military end strength. and same level for the military pay raise, 2.6%. and generally the same level of funding. little bit lower than what the administration asked for. we have gotten a note from mick mulvaney saying he wants to see those accounts fully restored. but it is pretty close. the two places that we have seen the administration send over a note saying they would like it to be correct but this bill would purchase two extra literal ships with the administration we spent money offer and the j-star program and another $600
million. minor things in the larger scope and in line. host: reading some of your reporting, military, the headline -- more troops? here's what the appropriators want. you quote the chair of the appropriations subcommittee, last year, we took the first big step to rebuilding the military. what are the proposed improvements? mr. shane: she is talking about this idea of rebuilding the military from trump and the republicans. we are talking about healthy
increases, another $16 billion and continued end strength growth and so we will see more soldiers and more sailors and airmen in this and seeing more investment in the accounts that started to get thinner. this goes to the issue of sequestration and budget caps and how much the defense department has felt restrained and so, we are going to see a big boost in purchases and in things like the f-35 and combat vehicles. lawmakers are hoping they will get another deal around those spending caps. host: the lines have been drawn in terms of the provisions in the bill but there are 100 amendments that have been filed in the rules committee and two days for floor debate. what are the issues you are focused on? mr. shane: the biggest debate on
the house floor is immigration. quite a few of the amendments are dealing with money being used for national guard restrictions and money that may be connected to housing migrants on military bases. questions about whether or not jag officers will be assigned to some of these immigration cases. so we'll have to see whether or not those amendments are ruled in order and how much this immigration debate spills over into defense appropriations. there are a couple of other interesting issues including transgender policies. there are a couple of democrats who are pushing for ways to undo the new restrictions on transgender individuals joining the military and there is a fight over f-35's to turkey and
turkey's latest actions in the region. and the u.s. relationship with that country. there will be more attempts to restrict the equipment sale to them. host: steny hoyer said he was shut out. how about on the defense spending bill -- how do democrats feel about it? do they get a say? mr. shane: in the appropriations subcommittee, there was not as much consternation. there was back and forth and there were a handful of measures they were hoping to add on. and there were measures in the markup of this. but it hasn't been as polarizing as it has been in years' past. and a large part of that is the fact that the lawmakers have agreed on the top line defense spending for this year. it was part of the two-year. there is a lot of back and forth, how much money will go to defense and nondefense programs? this year that is sort of settled. a lot of those debates have been muted.
host: where is the senate in the process in the defense spending bill? mr. shane: little bit behind but still trying to move their appropriations bill along and starting to move over there. and a vote early next week on the veterans affairs and military construction bill which incorporates this military spending, too. the goal of lawmakers is to move these more quickly than they have in the past. typically, this has taken late in the year and in this year's case, even into the next calendar year. lawmakers think they can get it done. and we'll see if they can it done. host: leo shane, deputy editor of "military times." you can follow his reporting on twitter as well at leo shane.
thank you for joining us. week,congress this defense spending bill for 2019 and members are expected to vote on whether to go to conference with senate over approving policies and programs for the next fiscal year. it is also possible they will bring up a bill on immigration and border security that was debated last week. the senate returns tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. eastern to debate a spending package. vote ispassage scheduled for 5:30 p.m. eastern and will be followed by another vote on whether there will be federal debate on the 2019 farm bill. live coverage of the senate on c-span2.
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self-medicating. that is a big crisis, too. >> i think the biggest crisis is child hunger. poverty. we were at 30% of child hunger. we went down and now we are going way back up. we have to stop giving all of our money to the oil companies and spending it on children for the future. issues isour biggest an industry growing by leaps and bounds. issuesconcerned about like terrorism and visitors industries. from what i've been hearing, one of the big issues is
homelessness and trying to combat it since a lot of them are actively seeking help. be ones who are seem to moving from place to place. one of the big issues is how we can come back homelessness in the state. our perspective, the most important thing is to get a long-term, sustainable fiscal plan in place so our state will have ongoing revenue outside of resources,wable primarily because we need it across the state. educators need to feel that stable so theys can stabilize their schools and most important for all of us, is
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