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H.R. 2810: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

H.R. 2810 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill authorizes $613.8 billion in base funding, including a $28.5 billion increase above the President’s budget for essential readiness recovery. Further, the bill authorizes an additional $10 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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:

Jun 7, 2017

Status:

Passed Senate with Changes (back to House) on Sep 18, 2017

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on September 18, 2017.

Sponsor:

Mac Thornberry

Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 1266 pages

Prognosis:

80% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Jun 21, 2017
 
Considered by Tactical Air and Land Forces

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

Jun 22, 2017
 
Considered by Seapower and Projection Forces

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

Jun 28, 2017
 
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.

Jul 11, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

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

Jul 12, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

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

Jul 14, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 18, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 18, 2017
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Printed as Passed.

Pending
 
House Approves Senate Changes

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2810 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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