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H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Dec 15, 2011 at 4:02 p.m. ET. On the Conference Report in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1540 (112th) 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.

Totals

All Votes D R I
Yea 86%
 
 
 
86
45
 
40
 
1
 
Nay 13%
 
 
 
13
6
 
6
 
1
 
Not Voting 1%
 
 
 
1
0
 
1
 
0
 

Conference Report Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 91% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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