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S. 1519: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 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.

John McCain

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Arizona. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017
Length: 932 pages
Introduced:

Jul 10, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported on Jul 10, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 10, 2017.

Prognosis:

50% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 2810 (same title)
Passed House & Senate (President next) — Nov 16, 2017

History

Jul 10, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Jul 10, 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. The Senate Committee on Armed Services issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 1519 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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