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H.R. 4205 (106th): Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001

Jul 13, 2000 at 10:21 a.m. ET. On Passage of the Bill in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4205 (106th) in the Senate. 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.

It was not the final Senate vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 4205 (106th) for further details.


All Votes R D
Yea 97%
Nay 3%

Bill Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source:

The Yea votes represented 92% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

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