H.R. 6523 (111th): Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

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.

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.



Dec 15, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 7, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 7, 2011.


Pub.L. 111-383


Ike Skelton

Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 29, 2010
Length: 383 pages


Dec 15, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 17, 2010
Passed House

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

Dec 22, 2010
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 22, 2010
House 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. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 7, 2011
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6523 (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.

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

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