About the bill
This bill became, most recently, the vehicle for the passage of the defense authorization (spending) bill for fiscal year 2015.
The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in this form on March 11, 2014.
The Senate subsequently used the bill as the (ultimately failed) vehicle for passage of another bill. On April 7, 2014, the Senate replaced the text the bill completely with new text, making it the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014. Although the Senate passed it in that form, the bill in that form was not enacted.
On December 4, 2014, the House used the bill again as the vehicle for passage of a third bill, by replacing its ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014
Length: 697 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2014
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2014.
What legislators are saying
“Barletta Accepts National Legislator of the Year Award from Volunteer Firefighters”
— Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2014
H.R. 3979 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3979. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
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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GovTrack.us. (2020). H.R. 3979 — 113th Congress: Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3979
“H.R. 3979 — 113th Congress: Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.” www.GovTrack.us. 2014. June 3, 2020 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3979>
Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Pub. L. No. 113-291, H.R. 3979, 113th Cong. (2014).
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