H.R. 3979 (113th): Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3979 (113th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

This bill became, most recently, the vehicle for the passage of the defense authorization (spending) bill for fiscal year 2015.

The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in this form on March 11, 2014.

The Senate subsequently used the bill as the (ultimately failed) vehicle for passage of another bill. On April 7, 2014, the Senate replaced the text the bill completely with new text, making it the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014. Although the Senate passed it in that form, the bill in that form was not enacted.

On December 4, 2014, the House used the bill again as the vehicle for passage of a third bill, by replacing its text completely and turning it into the bill it is now, the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. The Senate agreed to the change on December 12, 2014 and the bill was signed into law shortly thereafter.

113th Congress
Mar 11, 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 410
224 186
  Nay 0
0 0
Not Voting 20
7 13
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov
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