H.R. 4909 (114th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is an annual federal spending bill that sets funding levels and outlines spending priorities for the military. Defense spending constituted $602 billion or 16 percent of the federal budget last year, and 54 percent of so-called “discretionary spending” over which Congress exercises yearly control. This makes the NDAA one of the most important bills ... Continue reading »

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.

Overview

Introduced:

Apr 12, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Passed House (Enacted Via Other Measures)

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 18, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate. But provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 2016. (compare text)
Sponsor:

Mac Thornberry

Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 1576 pages

History

Apr 12, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 28, 2016
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue 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 18, 2016
 
Passed House

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

H.R. 4909 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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