S. 1376: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 is a comprehensive defense spending bill. At over 1,000 pages long it will appropriate 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:

May 19, 2015

Status:

Reported by Committee on May 19, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 19, 2015.

Sponsor:

John McCain

Senior Senator from Arizona

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 19, 2015
Length: 902 pages

Prognosis:

16% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

See Instead:

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

History

May 19, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 19, 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.

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1376 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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