H.R. 5658 (110th): Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

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.

Mar 31, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Enacted as S. 3001 (companion bill)

Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2008
Length: 888 pages

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S. 3001 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 14, 2008

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Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 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, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation, and for other purposes.

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Mar 31, 2008

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May 14, 2008
Reported by Committee

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May 22, 2008
Passed House

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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 22, 2008 5:51 p.m.
Failed 128/287
May 22, 2008 5:55 p.m.
Failed 186/229
May 22, 2008 5:59 p.m.
Failed 122/292
May 22, 2008 6:04 p.m.
Failed 145/271
May 22, 2008 6:10 p.m.
Agreed to 234/183
May 22, 2008 6:14 p.m.
Agreed to 245/168
May 22, 2008 9:08 p.m.
Agreed to 240/168
May 22, 2008 9:15 p.m.
Agreed to 218/192
May 22, 2008 9:20 p.m.
Agreed to 220/189
May 22, 2008 9:59 p.m.
Passed 384/23

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S. 3001 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 14, 2008

S. 3002 (Related)
Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Passed Senate
Last Action: Sep 17, 2008

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