NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE EQUIPMENT ACCOUNT
The Department of Defense (DoD) never requests funds for the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account. This is not an account that is part of the DoD budget but is added as an account each year by Congress. The House and Senate authorizes additional funds for National Guard and Reserve equipment because of the significant shortages they see as a result of the DoD budget not requesting enough equipment funds for the Reserve Component.
This year Congress included NGREA funds within the Overseas Contingency Operations budget request. In addition to these equipment funds, the House committee also recommended $3.1 billion, the full amount of the DoD base budget request, for National Guard and Reserve equipment.
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