Reuters : "The $ billion proposed base spending plan for the Pentagon and defense related expenses at the . Department of Energy was more than 13 percent higher than the 2018 defense spending budget cap of $549 billion which would need to be raised by Congress for the legislation to be enacted. The proposal also included $75 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) to pay for ongoing wars. This funding would not count against the budget caps. The House proposal would put total defense-related spending at $696 billion for fiscal 2018. Trump's budget proposal included $65 billion for OCO funding, and total spending of $668 billion."