S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 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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Overview

Introduced:

May 18, 2016

Status:

Passed House & Senate on Jul 7, 2016

This bill was passed by Congress on July 7, 2016 and goes to the President next.

Sponsor:

John McCain

Senior Senator from Arizona

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2016
Length: 1538 pages

Prognosis:

99% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

May 18, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 18, 2016
 
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.

Jun 14, 2016
 
Passed Senate

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

Jun 21, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Printed as Passed.

Jul 7, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 7, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

 
Signed by the President

S. 2943 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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