H.R. 5136 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

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.
Introduced:

Apr 26, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 28, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2010
Length: 1028 pages

See Instead:

S. 3454 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Dec 9, 2010

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 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.

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History

Apr 26, 2010
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 2010
 
Reported by Committee

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May 28, 2010
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 24, 2010
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Unknown Status (rhuc).

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