H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

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:

Mar 29, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 2, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 2, 2013.

Law:

Pub.L. 112-239

Sponsor:

Howard “Buck” McKeon

Representative for California's 25th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012
Length: 681 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 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

Mar 29, 2012
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 9, 2012
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 18, 2012
 
Passed House

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

Dec 4, 2012
 
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 4, 2012
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Dec 12, 2012
 
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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 20, 2012
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Dec 21, 2012
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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

Jan 2, 2013
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments
Readiness

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Votes
May 17, 2012 6:51 p.m.
Failed 84/335
May 17, 2012 6:59 p.m.
Failed 113/303
May 17, 2012 7:03 p.m.
Agreed to 412/1
May 17, 2012 7:08 p.m.
Agreed to 249/171
May 17, 2012 7:12 p.m.
Agreed to 211/209
May 17, 2012 7:16 p.m.
Failed 112/308
May 17, 2012 7:19 p.m.
Failed 165/252
May 18, 2012 9:45 a.m.
Failed 182/238
May 18, 2012 9:48 a.m.
Agreed to 243/173
May 18, 2012 9:52 a.m.
Failed 209/211
May 18, 2012 9:56 a.m.
Failed 192/229
May 18, 2012 10:04 a.m.
Failed 180/241
May 18, 2012 10:10 a.m.
Agreed to 394/27
May 18, 2012 10:13 a.m.
Failed 118/303
May 18, 2012 10:17 a.m.
Failed 160/261
May 18, 2012 10:20 a.m.
Failed 175/245
May 18, 2012 10:24 a.m.
Agreed to 241/179
May 18, 2012 10:27 a.m.
Agreed to 220/201
May 18, 2012 10:31 a.m.
Failed 170/252
May 18, 2012 10:34 a.m.
Agreed to 229/193
May 18, 2012 10:38 a.m.
Agreed to 226/196
May 18, 2012 10:43 a.m.
Failed 77/344
May 18, 2012 10:47 a.m.
Agreed to 241/181
May 18, 2012 10:51 a.m.
Failed 121/300
May 18, 2012 12:01 p.m.
Agreed to 238/162
May 18, 2012 12:07 p.m.
Agreed to 379/38
May 18, 2012 12:46 p.m.
Passed 299/120
On the Conference Report
Dec 20, 2012 6:43 p.m.
Passed 315/107
On the Conference Report
Dec 21, 2012 2:06 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 81/14

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3254 (Included-In)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 4, 2012

H.R. 4053 (Related)
Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 10, 2013

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