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H.R. 1815 (109th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

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.

Duncan Hunter

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

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Last Updated: Dec 30, 2005
Length: 422 pages
Introduced:

Apr 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 6, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 6, 2006.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-163

History

Apr 26, 2005
 
Introduced

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May 18, 2005
 
Ordered Reported

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May 25, 2005
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Nov 15, 2005
 
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.

Nov 23, 2005
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Dec 19, 2005
 
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.

Dec 21, 2005
 
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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 6, 2006
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1815 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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