S. 2814: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

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.
Introduced:

Apr 19, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Apr 19, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 19, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

John McCain

Senior Senator from Arizona

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016
Length: 544 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 4909 (same title)
Passed House — May 18, 2016

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 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.

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History

Apr 19, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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