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H.R. 3219 (115th): Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3219 includes funding provisions from four individual appropriations bills – Defense, Legislative Branch, Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, and Energy and Water.

The major provisions of the bill are as follows:

Division A – Defense

Division A provides $658.1 billion for the Department of Defense, which includes $73.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). These funds are consistent with the House-passed Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act and the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution ($621.5 billion in base defense spending and $74.6 billion in defense OCO).

The legislation includes $138.3 billion to provide for 1,324,000 active-duty troops and 822,900 Guard and Reserve troops, as well as $1 billion for additional end strength, and fully funds a 2.4 percent pay raise for the military.

There is $241 billion for operation …

Sponsor and status

Kay Granger

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2017
Length: 338 pages
Jul 13, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 1625: H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2018. (compare text)
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 28, 2018. (compare text)
H.R. 5895: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 21, 2018. (compare text)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

My Take: Appropriation Bills Prioritize National Security
    — Rep. Kay Granger [R-TX12] (Sponsor) on Aug 4, 2017

Kildee Leads Michigan Congressional Delegation in Urging Action to Fund PFC/PFAS Health Study
    — Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI8] on Feb 23, 2018

Casey, Boyle, Fitzpatrick, Meehan Fight to Retain Progress on PFCs in Final Defense Authorization Bill
    — Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2] on Oct 30, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3219 will add $32.9 billion in new spending through 2027.


Jul 13, 2017

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

Jul 13, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Appropriations

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 27, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 3219 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3219. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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