H.R. 2401 (103rd): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Jun 14, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 30, 1993

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 30, 1993.


Pub.L. 103-160


Ronald Dellums

Representative for California's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 17, 1993
Length: 421 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1994 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1994, and for other purposes.

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Jun 14, 1993

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 30, 1993
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 29, 1993
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 6, 1993
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 15, 1993
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Nov 17, 1993
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 30, 1993
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Sep 8, 1993 5:03 p.m.
Failed 160/272
Sep 8, 1993 5:39 p.m.
Failed 118/312
Sep 8, 1993 6:17 p.m.
Failed 202/227
Sep 9, 1993 11:45 a.m.
Failed 183/240
Sep 9, 1993 12:21 p.m.
Failed 188/240
Sep 9, 1993 1:21 p.m.
Failed 195/231
Sep 9, 1993 1:53 p.m.
Agreed to 286/137
Sep 9, 1993 2:25 p.m.
Agreed to 424/0
Sep 9, 1993 5:15 p.m.
Agreed to 256/160
Sep 13, 1993 6:21 p.m.
Failed 199/211
Sep 13, 1993 6:30 p.m.
Failed 199/210
Sep 13, 1993 6:40 p.m.
Failed 156/256
Sep 13, 1993 6:47 p.m.
Failed 149/263
Sep 28, 1993 3:01 p.m.
Failed 169/264
Sep 28, 1993 3:37 p.m.
Failed 144/291
Sep 28, 1993 4:11 p.m.
Agreed to 301/134
Sep 28, 1993 5:46 p.m.
Agreed to 406/26
Sep 29, 1993 4:16 p.m.
Agreed to 292/138
Sep 29, 1993 4:26 p.m.
Agreed to 427/1
Sep 29, 1993 4:36 p.m.
Agreed to 266/162
Sep 29, 1993 4:45 p.m.
Agreed to 295/133
Sep 29, 1993 4:52 p.m.
Agreed to 405/23
Sep 29, 1993 5:42 p.m.
Passed 268/162
On the Conference Report
Nov 15, 1993 7:11 p.m.
Passed 273/135
On the Conference Report
Nov 17, 1993 2:13 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 77/22

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1253 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 16, 1993

S. 1337 (Related)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994

Passed Senate
Last Action: Sep 14, 1993

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