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H.R. 4350: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2022 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, 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

Adam Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021
Length: 3268 pages
Jul 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Parts Incorporated Into Other Measures

This bill passed in the House on September 23, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 1605: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2021. (compare text)

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (Sep 21, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Its a Done Deal! Ernst, Hassan Bill Creating Global War on Terrorism Memorial Signed Into Law
    — Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA] on Dec 27, 2021

Wicker, Hyde-Smith Work to Block Draft of Women
    — Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS] on Nov 5, 2021

Annual National Defense Legislation with Major Louisiana Priorities Secured by Congressman Johnson Passes House of Representatives
    — Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA4] on Dec 8, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4350 will add $32.6 billion in new spending through 2031.


Jul 2, 2021

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Jul 28, 2021
Considered by Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems

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

Jul 29, 2021
Considered by Tactical Air and Land Forces

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

Sep 1, 2021
Considered by House Committee on Armed Services

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

Sep 2, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Sep 7, 2021
Text Published

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Sep 23, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

H.R. 4350 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4350. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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