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S. 4049 (116th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 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.

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Inhofe

Sponsor. Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Length: 1824 pages
Introduced
Jun 23, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 23, 2020 but was never passed by the House. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 6395: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Enacted — Veto Overridden on Jan 1, 2021. (compare text)
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R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 4049 will add $65 million in new spending through 2030.

History

Jun 23, 2020
 
Introduced

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Jun 23, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 24, 2020
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Armed Services

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Jul 23, 2020
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

S. 4049 (116th) 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 S. 4049. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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