H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 is a comprehensive defense spending bill. At almost 1,000 pages long it will direct funding for procurement, research, and operation of defense technology, establish military policy, and address other matters pertaining to national defense. It has been passed by the House with 19 amendments, and is currently being reviewed by ...

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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.

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 13, 2015

Status:

Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Oct 22, 2015

This bill was vetoed by the President on October 22, 2015. The bill is dead unless Congress can override it.

Sponsor:

Mac Thornberry

Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 581 pages

See Instead:

S. 1356 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 25, 2015

History

Apr 13, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 30, 2015
 
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.

May 15, 2015
 
Passed House

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

Jun 18, 2015
 
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.

Jun 18, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Printed as Passed.

Oct 1, 2015
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 7, 2015
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 22, 2015
 
Vetoed

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

 
House Overrides Veto

 
Enacted — Veto Overridden

H.R. 1735 is 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.

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