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H.R. 4870 (113th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015

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Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program, typically for a single fiscal year (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

Sponsor and status

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014
Length: 314 pages
Jun 13, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 20, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Frelinghuysen Guides House Consideration of FY15 Defense Appropriations Bill to Overwhelming Bi-Partisan Passage
    — Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ11, 1995-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2014

House Passes Conyers Amendment to Prevent Shoulder-Fired Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Syrian
    — Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017] on Jun 20, 2014

House shuts backdoor on mass surveillance
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] on Jun 20, 2014

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Jun 13, 2014

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Jun 13, 2014
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Jun 20, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 17, 2014
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

H.R. 4870 (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. 4870. 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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