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H.R. 5515: John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5515 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill complies with the bipartisan budget agreement and authorizes $639.1 billion in base funding. Further, the bill authorizes an additional $69 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund to cover contingency operations. When factoring in $8.9 billion for mandatory defense spending, a total of $717 billion is authorized to be appropriated. Significant provisions of the legislation include:

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Sponsor and status

Mac Thornberry

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2018
Length: 788 pages
Introduced:

Apr 13, 2018

Status:

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Aug 1, 2018

This bill was passed by Congress on August 1, 2018 and goes to the President next.

Prognosis:

97% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 13, 2018
 
Introduced

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Apr 26, 2018
 
Considered by Tactical Air and Land Forces

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

May 9, 2018
 
Considered by House Committee on Armed Services

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

May 10, 2018
 
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.

May 24, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 18, 2018
 
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.

Jun 19, 2018
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Printed as Passed.

Jul 23, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 26, 2018
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Aug 1, 2018
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5515 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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