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S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020


An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 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 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.

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Inhofe

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Length: 1119 pages
Introduced
Jun 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2019.

Law
Pub.L. 116-92
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Soto Calls for Senate Action on Key House-Passed Bills and Highlights Some Key Bipartisan Achievements for the Year
    — Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL9] on Jan 13, 2020

Congress Passes the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, with Two Congresswoman Johnson Amendments
    — Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30] on Dec 12, 2019

Aguilars Key Defense Provisions Head to Presidents Desk
    — Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31] on Dec 17, 2019

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1790 will add $43.9 billion in new spending through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2500: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 12, 2019. 21% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3494: Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 17, 2019. 66% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1589: Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020

Ordered Reported on May 22, 2019. 59% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 245: Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

Introduced on Jan 28, 2019. 75% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2731: Essential National Security Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Ordered Reported on Oct 29, 2019. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2840: Essential National Security Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Ordered Reported on Nov 13, 2019. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1417: Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act of 2019

Introduced on May 9, 2019. 46% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1439: Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on May 15, 2019. 47% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2226: Fentanyl Sanctions Act

Introduced on Apr 10, 2019. 68% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1044: Fentanyl Sanctions Act

Introduced on Apr 4, 2019. 68% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2483: Fentanyl Sanctions Act

Introduced on May 2, 2019. 70% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1269: Maritime SAFE Act

Introduced on May 1, 2019. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1507: PFAS Release Disclosure and Protection Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on Jun 19, 2019. 59% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1076: Fair Chance Act

Ordered Reported on Mar 26, 2019. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 387: Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on Feb 13, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 52: Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019

Introduced on Jan 8, 2019. 70% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 535: PFAS Action Act of 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 10, 2020. 39% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5361: Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act of 2019

Introduced on Dec 9, 2019. 77% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1251: Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act of 2019

Introduced on Apr 30, 2019. 77% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3135: Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act

Introduced on Jun 5, 2019. 67% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1739: Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act

Ordered Reported on Nov 19, 2019. 67% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 871: White Sands National Park Establishment Act

Introduced on Mar 26, 2019. 80% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1891: White Sands National Park Establishment Act

Introduced on Mar 26, 2019. 80% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1388: Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 26, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2397: American Manufacturing Leadership Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 23, 2019. 35% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1567: Prompt and Fast Action to Stop Damages Act of 2019

Introduced on Mar 6, 2019. 50% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 675: Prompt and Fast Action to Stop Damages Act of 2019

Introduced on Mar 6, 2019. 50% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3038: Securing American Science and Technology Act of 2019

Introduced on May 30, 2019. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 174: Securing Energy Infrastructure Act

Ordered Reported on Jul 16, 2019. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 680: Securing Energy Infrastructure Act

Introduced on Jan 17, 2019. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3227: Securing Energy for our Armed Forces Using Engineering Leadership Act of 2019

Introduced on Jun 12, 2019. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1679: SEA FUEL Act of 2019

Introduced on May 23, 2019. 91% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 317: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 29, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 51: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on Jan 29, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3206: Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on Jun 26, 2019. 46% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2249: World War I Valor Medals Review Act

Introduced on Apr 10, 2019. 69% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1218: World War I Valor Medals Review Act

Introduced on Apr 11, 2019. 69% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 622: Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019

Introduced on Feb 28, 2019. 69% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1976: PFAS Detection Act of 2019

Introduced on Mar 28, 2019. 69% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1271: Defense Acquisition Decision Making Streamlining Act of 2019

Introduced on May 1, 2019. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1800: Defense Acquisition Decision Making Streamlining Act of 2019

Introduced on Jun 12, 2019. 73% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 553: Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

Introduced on Jan 15, 2019. 76% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2727: Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act

Introduced on May 14, 2019. 77% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3087: To make improvements to the Mentor-Protégé Program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

Introduced on Jun 4, 2019. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1467: Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act

Introduced on May 14, 2019. 79% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 297: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 26, 2019. 82% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1152: A bill to provide for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction over certain parcels of Federal land in Arlington, Virginia, and for other purposes.

Ordered Reported on Dec 12, 2019. 84% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2109: National Defense Accelerator Network Act of 2019

Introduced on Jul 11, 2019. 84% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1390: Creig Sharp Funeral Honors for Veterans Act

Introduced on May 9, 2019. 86% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4558: End the Cyprus Arms Embargo Act of 2019

Introduced on Sep 27, 2019. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1148: ATC Hiring Reform Act of 2019

Ordered Reported on Jul 24, 2019. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2852: Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act of 2019

Introduced on Nov 13, 2019. 94% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2739: Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act

Introduced on May 15, 2019. 94% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 846: Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act

Introduced on Mar 14, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1799: Defense Cybersecurity Personnel Authorizations and Inventory Oversight Act of 2019

Introduced on Jun 12, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1582: A bill to establish the White Sands National Park in the State of New Mexico as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Introduced on May 21, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2058: Service Member and Family Operational Tempo Relief Act of 2019

Introduced on Jul 9, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2756: Developing the National Security Workforce Act

Introduced on May 15, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3177: National Defense Accelerator Network Act of 2019

Introduced on Jun 10, 2019. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1287: Strengthening Buy America for Small Shipyard Grants Act

Introduced on May 2, 2019. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2004: Ensuring FEDVIP and FLTCIP Coverage During Shutdowns Act

Ordered Reported on Jun 12, 2019. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2880: Armament Graduate School Act

Introduced on May 21, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 679: HAVEN Act

Introduced on Mar 6, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2322: Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act of 2019

Introduced on Apr 15, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3648: Defense Access Road Enhancement Act

Introduced on Jul 9, 2019. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 663: Burn Pits Accountability Act

Introduced on Jan 17, 2019. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 191: Burn Pits Accountability Act

Introduced on Jan 17, 2019. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3045: To amend section 1065 of title 10, United States Code, as added by the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, to extend certain morale, welfare, ...

Introduced on May 30, 2019. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2265: Relocation Expense Parity Act

Introduced on Apr 10, 2019. 84% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 841: Relocation Expense Parity Act

Introduced on Mar 14, 2019. 87% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2204: Venezuelan Contracting Restriction Act

Introduced on Apr 10, 2019. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3176: To direct the Secretary of Defense to modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) to be machine readable and electronically transferable.

Introduced on Jun 10, 2019. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1501: Blast Pressure Exposure Study Improvement Act

Introduced on May 16, 2019. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2227: Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 25, 2020. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 11, 2019
 
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.

Jun 27, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 17, 2019
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 17, 2019
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Dec 11, 2019
 
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.

Dec 17, 2019
 
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.

Dec 20, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1790 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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