S. 1118: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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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Apr 28, 2015


Referred to Committee on Apr 28, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 28, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


John McCain

Senior Senator from Arizona



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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2015
Length: 408 pages


2% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 1735 (same title)
Vetoed (No Override Attempt) — Oct 22, 2015


Apr 28, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Reported by Committee

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1118 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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