H.R. 5122 (109th): John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 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, 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.



Apr 6, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-364


Duncan Hunter

Representative for California's 52nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2006
Length: 439 pages


Apr 6, 2006

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May 3, 2006
Reported by Committee

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May 11, 2006
Passed House

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Jun 22, 2006
Passed Senate with Changes

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Jun 30, 2006
Text Published

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Sep 29, 2006
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.

Sep 30, 2006
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 17, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5122 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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