H.R. 3304 (113th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

An act to authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor.

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:

Oct 22, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 26, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 26, 2013.

Law:

Pub.L. 113-66

Sponsor:

Theodore Deutch

Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 24, 2013
Length: 493 pages

History

Oct 22, 2013
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 28, 2013
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 19, 2013
 
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 12, 2013
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 19, 2013
 
Senate 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.

Dec 26, 2013
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3304 (113th) 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 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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