H.R. 4301 (103rd): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995

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.

Apr 26, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Enacted as S. 2182 (companion bill)

Ronald Dellums

Representative for California's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 1, 1994
Length: 533 pages

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S. 2182 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 5, 1994

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1995 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense programs of hte Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strenths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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Apr 26, 1994

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May 5, 1994
Reported by Committee

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Jun 9, 1994
Passed House

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Jul 1, 1994
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.

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Committee Assignments

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

May 18, 1994 5:49 p.m.
Failed 155/271
May 18, 1994 6:58 p.m.
Failed 163/260
May 19, 1994 7:14 p.m.
Agreed to 268/144
May 20, 1994 11:29 a.m.
Agreed to 226/169
May 20, 1994 12:15 p.m.
Failed 166/229
May 20, 1994 1:14 p.m.
Failed 175/217
May 23, 1994 6:27 p.m.
Agreed to 271/126
May 23, 1994 7:21 p.m.
Failed 125/273
May 24, 1994 5:10 p.m.
Agreed to 330/100
May 24, 1994 7:14 p.m.
Failed 191/236
May 24, 1994 7:25 p.m.
Agreed to 223/201
May 24, 1994 9:03 p.m.
Failed 191/221
Jun 8, 1994 6:11 p.m.
Agreed to 415/1
Jun 8, 1994 6:23 p.m.
Agreed to 263/156
Jun 8, 1994 6:31 p.m.
Agreed to 227/192
Jun 8, 1994 6:48 p.m.
Agreed to 414/3
Jun 9, 1994 1:03 p.m.
Agreed to 244/178
Jun 9, 1994 4:18 p.m.
Passed 260/158

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. 2182 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 5, 1994

H.Res. 431 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 23, 1994

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