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By the numbers: Defense spending

By Amy Roberts, CNN Library
May 18, 2012 -- Updated 2039 GMT (0439 HKT)
A battle is brewing in Washington over military and defense spending.
A battle is brewing in Washington over military and defense spending.

(CNN) -- The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a nearly $643 billion military spending bill -- a measure at odds with prior defense spending agreements and President Barack Obama's Pentagon plans.

Passed by a 299-120 vote in Congress' lower chamber, the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes $88.5 billion for the war in Afghanistan, faces an uncertain future in the Democratic-led Senate.

Here's a look at defense spending, by the numbers:

$662 billion -- Amount of the Defense Appropriations Bill passed by Congress in December 2011, after a veto threat by President Barack Obama was lifted.

2 - Vetoes made by President Obama during his the first three years of his administration (as of Jan. 20, 2012)

$525.4 billion - Amount of discretionary funding in the president's FY2013 budget for defense.

$486.9 billion -- Estimated savings after cutbacks, by 2021, according to the FY2013 budget.

4 -- Percentage of GDP Mitt Romney proposes should be spent on the Pentagon's base budget, not including war costs.

3.5 -- Percentage of the GDP now proposed to be spent in 2013.

$100 billion -- Resulting increase in defense spending by Mitt Romney for 2013.

10.4 -- Percentage of GDP spent on the military by Saudi Arabia, the highest, according to the World Bank.

90 -- Percentage of Democrats who favor immediate defense spending cuts, according to a recent Center for Public Integrity survey.

67 -- Percentage of Republicans who favor such cuts.

$12 million -- Estimated amount the U.S. wasted each day in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a 2011 report by the Commission on Wartime Contracting.

218 -- Number of House votes that passed a bill May 10 to undo Pentagon spending cuts.

1.7 -- percent pay raise for active duty members, requested for 2013

$30.8 billion -- Amount of proposed military department savings over FY2013 - FY2017, after cutbacks.

1/3 -- Portion of the military budget consisting of military pay and allowances, plus health care.

90 -- Percentage increase in military pay and allowances since FY2001.

$34,000 -- Amount it cost the Department of Defense to have a report prepared about the FY2012 budget.

$34,000 -- Average annual salary of a military mechanic in Waco, Texas.

$5.1 billion -- proposed decrease in discretionary funding for the DoD 2013 budget, about 1%.

$48.7 billion -- Department of Defense Unified Medical Budget which supports the Military Health System

$17.6 billion -- amount of money the Department of Defense will save over a five-year period by enacting a proposed annual fee for TRICARE for beneficiaries over 65

46 -- Military protection manpower per 1,000 people in North Korea in 2008, the highest in the world.

5 -- Military protection manpower per 1,000 people in the United States in 2008.

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