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

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.

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.

Overview

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

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.

H.R. 4310 (112th) 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 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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