H.R. 1960 (113th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

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:

May 14, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 14, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Howard “Buck” McKeon

Representative for California's 25th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2013
Length: 1104 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3304 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 26, 2013

S. 1197 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 20, 2013

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 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

May 14, 2013
 
Introduced

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Jun 6, 2013
 
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.

Jun 14, 2013
 
Passed House

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

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