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H.R. 695: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018

About the bill

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, which would fund the military through the end of the current fiscal year, Sept. 30, 2018.

H.R. 695 began as a bill on an unrelated matter. It became the defense spending bill when the House voted on Jan. 30, 2018 to replace the bill's text with the defense spending bill.

Original summary

Our original summary, which was the Republican Policy Committee summary of the original bill, follows

H.R. 695 directs the Department ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Jan 24, 2017

Status:

Failed Cloture on Feb 8, 2018

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on February 8, 2018. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

Sponsor:

Adam Schiff was the sponsor of this bill when it was introduced, but the bill’s text was subsequently replaced with unrelated provisions.

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018
Length: 164 pages

Prognosis:

72% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 22, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 5, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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

May 22, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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.

Oct 16, 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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 25, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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

Jan 30, 2018
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Feb 8, 2018
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 695 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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