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

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

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, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

John Murtha

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 67 pages
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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (Sep 25, 2009)

What legislators are saying

Inhofe votes for passage of defense appropriations bill
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Dec 19, 2009

rep. Calvert supports funding bill for troops
    — Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] on Dec 17, 2009

Rep. Kind Supports Troops in Defense Appropriations Bill
    — Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI3] on Jul 30, 2009

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Jul 24, 2009

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Jul 24, 2009
Ordered Reported

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Jul 30, 2009
Passed House (Senate next)

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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 (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.

Oct 6, 2009
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 16, 2009
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 19, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3326 (111th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3326. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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