H.R. 3979 (113th): Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015


Jan 31, 2014
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.


Pub.L. 113-291


Lou Barletta
Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district


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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014
Length: 697 pages

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 ... (more summary)

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Full Title

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 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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What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 3979” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Jan 31, 2014
Reported by Committee
Feb 4, 2014
Passed House
Mar 11, 2014
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Passed Senate with Changes
Apr 7, 2014
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Passed House with Changes
Dec 4, 2014
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Senate Agreed to Changes
Dec 12, 2014
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 19, 2014


106 cosponsors (91R, 15D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 11, 2014 7:02 p.m.
Passed 410/0
Mar 27, 2014 2:10 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 65/34
Apr 2, 2014 10:01 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 61/38
Apr 2, 2014 4:59 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 67/29
Apr 7, 2014 5:32 p.m.
Bill Passed 59/38
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Dec 4, 2014 2:37 p.m.
Passed 300/119
Dec 11, 2014 10:33 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 85/14
Dec 12, 2014 4:01 p.m.
Motion to Refer Rejected 18/82
Dec 12, 2014 4:29 p.m.
Decision of Chair Sustained 55/45
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3979)
Dec 12, 2014 4:48 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 89/11

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