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

About the bill

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 on Congress’s agenda — so vital that despite partisan gridlock, the measure has passed Congress and been signed by the president for 54 consecutive years.

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Sponsor and status

Mac Thornberry

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 1576 pages
Introduced:

Apr 12, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Enacted Via Other Measures

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)

History

Apr 12, 2016
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 20, 2016
 
Considered by Seapower and Projection Forces

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 21, 2016
 
Considered by Readiness

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 27, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Armed Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 28, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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 (Senate next)

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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