H.R. 2685: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016

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. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).
Introduced:

Jun 5, 2015

Status:

Failed Cloture on Nov 5, 2015

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on November 5, 2015. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

Sponsor:

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district

Republican

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2015
Length: 170 pages

Prognosis:

40% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Amendments agreed to:

H.Amdt. 471 revokes a prohibition on the transfer of funds to the National Sea Based Deterrent Fund (NSBDF), which was created to assist in funding of research and construction of 12 Ohio-class nuclear submarines. The amendment was agreed to with a vote count of 321-111. Votes did not follow party lines, with a roughly even split ...

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History

Jun 5, 2015
 
Introduced

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Jun 5, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 11, 2015
 
Passed House

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

Jun 18, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Sep 22, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Nov 5, 2015
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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