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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 31, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Enacted as S. 3001 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2008
Length: 888 pages

See Instead:

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

History

Mar 31, 2008
 
Introduced

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May 14, 2008
 
Reported by Committee

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May 22, 2008
 
Passed House

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H.R. 5658 (110th) 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 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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