H.R. 3326 (111th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Jul 24, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-118


John Murtha

Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 67 pages

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

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Jul 24, 2009

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Jul 24, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Jul 30, 2009
Passed House

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Sep 10, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Oct 6, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 6, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 16, 2009
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Dec 19, 2009
Senate Agreed to Changes

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Dec 19, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Committee Assignments

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Jul 30, 2009 1:24 p.m.
Agreed to 269/165
Jul 30, 2009 1:28 p.m.
Failed 48/373
Jul 30, 2009 1:32 p.m.
Failed 124/307
Jul 30, 2009 1:35 p.m.
Failed 77/347
Jul 30, 2009 1:42 p.m.
Failed 76/350
Jul 30, 2009 1:54 p.m.
Failed 118/304
Jul 30, 2009 2:40 p.m.
Passed 400/30
Sep 30, 2009 6:34 p.m.
Motion Rejected 34/64
Oct 6, 2009 7:03 p.m.
Bill Passed 93/7
Dec 18, 2009 1:01 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 63/33
Dec 19, 2009 7:22 a.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 63/35
On the Motion (Motion To Concur In The House Amdt. To The Senate Amdt.)
Dec 19, 2009 8:09 a.m.
Motion Agreed to 88/10

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.Res. 976 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 16, 2009

H.Res. 685 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 29, 2009

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