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H.R. 4200 (108th): Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

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.

Sponsor and status

Duncan Hunter

Sponsor. Representative for California's 52nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 9, 2004
Length: 389 pages
Introduced
Apr 22, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 2004.

Law
Pub.L. 108-375
Source

History

Apr 22, 2004
 
Introduced

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May 13, 2004
 
Ordered Reported

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May 20, 2004
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 23, 2004
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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.

Jun 23, 2004
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 9, 2004
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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.

Oct 9, 2004
 
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 28, 2004
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4200 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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