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Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2015

FY2016
March 10, 2015April 20, 2016 (98-756)
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Summary

The passage of the Department of Defense (DOD) authorization and appropriations bills through Congress often does not follow the course laid out in textbooks on legislative procedure. Tracking DOD authorization or appropriation bills can be confusing and time-consuming. This has been particularly true in recent years, when continuing resolutions (CRs) containing the DOD and other appropriation bills have been passedenacted in lieu of the 12 regular appropriations bills for the entire U.S. government.

This report is a research aid whichthat lists the DOD authorization bills (Table 1) and appropriations bills (Table 2) for FY1970-FY2015FY2016. This report includes all the pertinent information on the passage of these bills through the legislative process: bill numbers, report numbers, dates reported and passed, recorded vote numbers and vote tallies, dates of passage of the conference reports with their numbers and votes, vetoes, substitutions, dates of final passage, and public law numbers. KeySignificant definitions are also included. This report will be updated as legislative activity warrants.


Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1970-FY2015
FY2016

The DOD Authorization-Appropriations Process

Congress oversees the defense budget primarily through two yearly bills: the defense authorization and defense appropriations bills. Table 1 and Table 2 present the Department of Defense (DOD) authorization and appropriations bills1. The authorization bill establishes and organizes the agencies responsible for defense and sets the policies under which money will be spent: it authorizes the money to be spentnational defense, sets policies for the department, and authorizes Congress in accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 114, to appropriate funds for certain categories of expenditures. The appropriations bill actually appropriates the moneyenables the military departments and defense agencies to draw funds from the national treasury.

Ideally, the authorization-appropriations process would proceed in an orderly sequence with each step of the process generating a part of the information trail. All of these steps would be documented in the Congressional Record as well as in many other official documents of Congress, in private publications, such as Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report and United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN), and on the Internet at https://www.congress.gov//.

In the simplest case, the process begins with the President submitting his proposal (initially formulated by DOD and formally submitted by the President through the White House Office of Management and Budget) to the defense authorizing and appropriations committees.

Then, for example, for the defense authorization bill, hearings are held by the appropriate House committees and subcommittees. The bill is marked up and an authorization bill is reported out, usually with a written, numbered report. This bill is debated in the House, amended or not as the case may be, and passed by the House with the vote noted in the Congressional Record. In the simplest situation, this. This bill would then be sent to the Senate, debated, and passed. However, the Senate can amend the House bill or report out its own bill, debate, amend, and pass it.

If each chamber passes its own versionthe House and Senate versions differ, the stage is set for harmonization of the two versions. This may be by a conference committee appointed by the leadership of each chamber. This committee then negotiates a compromise bill that is reported to both houses. Votes on the bill are taken in both chambers. If passed itconference committee with a conference report, which is then voted on by each chamber to complete congressional action on the bill, which then is sent to the President for his consideration and signature.

Ideally, after the authorization bill is passed, the appropriations bill goes through this same process. Although conceptually a sequential process, authorization and appropriations bills can be considered at the same time or even passed in reverse order.

Other patterns also emerge. For instance, the Senate can report out a bill, then substitute the text of the Senate bill for the text of the bill passed by the House while retaining the House bill number.2 The House can also use this procedure. A Senate or House bill can also have part of the other chamber's bill inserted into it, or can be so heavily amended that it is unclear whether it is the Senate or House bill that is really being passed.

Other circumstances can also occur, which make it hard to trackevents can occur, to render the tracking of, a bill and its contents difficult. Bills are sometimes reported out without reports. Senate bills can be reported out before House bills. Instead of recorded votes, in which each Member is recorded as voting for or against the bill, voice votes can be taken, in which no individual Member's vote can be identified. Bills can be approved by unanimous consent even though they may contain thousands of separate provisions, thus making it impossible to say with certainty whether a Member, in fact, supported a particular provision.

In some years, after the September 30 fiscal year deadline has passed and work has not been completed on the regular appropriations bills, Congress passes a continuing resolution (CR) instead of some or all of the 12 separate bills that fund the operations of the government. The CR can be temporary or permanent. Each year is unique, and it is rare that the "usual" pattern is followed.

the reports that give context to the legislative language. Senate bills can be reported out before House bills. Anonymous voice votes or Unanimous Consent may be granted instead of recorded votes, rendering it impossible to determine which Member proposed an amendment or voted for or against the bill or its separate provisions. In addition, there may be times when a fiscal year ends without the enactment of some appropriations bills. Under those circumstances, Congress usually passes a continuing resolution (CR), which authorizes agencies to go on drawing funds from the treasury and maintain operations.3 This might be considered a "line of credit" against the enactment of the relevant appropriations for the new fiscal year. Occasionally, Congress does not pass appropriations bills and the CR may be extended throughout the entire fiscal year. Methods of Voting

There are several types of votes: voice votes, teller votes, division votes, and unanimous consent votes, but only when there is a recorded vote will there be a vote number and vote tally in the Congressional Record. The section below is based on "Methods of Voting in the House and Senate: Putting Members' Positions on the Record," from Congressional Quarterly's Guide to Congress, 6th, 6th ed. (2008), pp. 582-583.

Methods of Voting

  • Division vote—those in favor or opposed stand, and the chair takes a head count: only vote totals are announced and there is no record of how individual Members voted.
  • Recorded vote—Members vote electronically, each recorded vote is given a sequential number, and vote totals plus how each Member voted are recorded in the Congressional Record.
  • Teller vote—an older method in which Members were counted as they passed between chair-appointed tellers for the "ayes" and "noes"; only vote totals are announced and there is no record of how individual Members voted.
  • Unanimous consent vote—usually reserved for non-controversial legislation.
  • Voice vote—the presiding officer calls for the "ayes" and then the "noes," Members shout in chorus on one side or the other, and the chair decides the result.

Table 1. Authorization Bills

, 1970-2016

Authorization—House

Authorization—Senate

Laws

FY

House Bill

Report #
Date Reported

Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Conf. Rept. # Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Senate Bill Reported

Report #
Date Reported

Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Conf. Rept. # Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Public Law Signed

1970

H.R. 14000

91-522
9/26/69

Sa
10/3/69
# 200
(y311-n44)

91-607
11/5/69
(vv)

S. 2546

91-290
7/3/69

9/18/69
# 95
(y81-n5)

91-607
11/6/69
# 141
(y58-n9)

P.L. 91-121
11/19/69

1971

H.R. 17123

91-1022
4/24/70

5/6/70
# 104
(y326-n69)

91-1473
# 320
9/29/70
(y341-n11)

91-1016
7/14/70

9/1/70
# 282
(y84-n5)

91-1473
10/1/70
(vv)

P.L. 91-441
10/7/70

1972

H.R. 8687

92-232
5/26/71

6/17/71
# 146
(y332-n58)

92-618
11/10/71
(vv)

92-359
9/7/71

10/6/71
# 257
(y82-n4)

92-618
11/11/71
# 309
(y65-n19)

P.L. 92-156
11/17/71

1973

H.R. 15495

92-1149
6/19/72

6/27/72
# 235
(y334-n59)

92-1388
9/13/72
# 361
(y336-n43)

92-962b
6/29/72

S
8/2/72
# 341
(y92-n5)

92-1388
9/15/72
# 433
(y73-n5)

P.L. 92-436
9/26/72

1974

H.R. 9286

93-383
7/18/73

7/31/73
# 411
(y367-n37)

93-588
10/31/73
(vv)

93-385
9/6/73

10/1/73
# 448
(y91-n7)

93-588
11/5/73
# 476
(y69-n12)

P.L. 93-155
11/16/3

1975

H.R. 14592

93-1035
5/10/74

5/22/74
# 242
(y358-n37)

93-1212
7/29/74
# 412
(y305-n38)

S. 3000

93-884
5/29/74

Hc
6/11/74
# 248
(y84-n6)

93-1212
7/30/74
# 333
(y88-n8)

P.L. 93-365
8/5/74

1976

H.R. 6674

94-199
5/10/75

5/20/75
# 235
(y332-n64)

94-413
7/30/75
# 454
(y348- n60)

S. 920

94-146
5/19/75

Hd
6/6/75
# 214
(y77-n6)

94-413
8/1/75
# 374
(y42-n48)

 

 

 

 

 

94-488
9/24/75
(vv)

 

 

94-488
9/26/75
# 424
(y63-n7)

P.L. 94-106
10/7/75

1977

H.R. 12438

94-967
3/26/76

4/9/76
# 187
(y298-n52)

94-1305
6/30/76
# 493
(y339-n66)

94-878
5/14/76

5/26/76
# 200
(y76-n2)

94-1305
7/1/76
# 375
(y78-n12)

P.L. 94-361
7/14/76

1978

H.R. 5970

95-194
4/7/77

4/25/77
# 151
(y347-n43)

95-446
7/13/77
# 409
(y350-n40)

95-282
6/21/77

5/17/77
# 144
(y90-n3)

95-446
7/14/77
(vv)

P.L. 95-79
7/30/77

1979

H.R. 10929

95-1118
5/6/78

5/24/78
# 372
(y319-n67)

95-1402
8/4/78
(vv)

S. 2571

95-826
5/15/78

He
7/11/78
# 203
(y87-n2)

95-1402
8/4/78
(vv)

VETO
8/17/78

 

H.R. 14042

95-1573
9/15/78

Sf
10/4/78
# 872
(y367-n22)

g

S. 3486

95-1197
9/15/78

S
9/26/78
# 406
(y89-n3)

g

P.L. 95-485
10/20/78

1980

H.R. 4040

96-166
5/15/79

Sh
9/14/79
# 472
(y282-n46)

96-546
10/26/79
# 610
(y300-n26)

S. 428

96-197
5/31/79

S
6/13/79
# 127
(y89-n7)

96-546
10/24/79
(vv)

P.L. 96-107
11/9/79

1981

H.R. 6974

96-916
4/30/80

5/21/80
# 250
(y338-n62)

96-1222
8/26/80
# 489
(y360-n49)

96-826
6/20/80

7/2/80
# 295
(y84-n3)

96-1222
8/26/80
# 384
(y78-n2)

P.L. 96-342
9/8/80

1982

H.R. 3519

97-71, pt. 1i
5/19/81

Sj
7
/16/81
# 140
(y354-n63)

97-311
11/17/81
# 309
(y335-n61)

S. 815

97-58
5/6/81

5/14/81
# 119
(y92-n1)

97-311
11/5/81
(vv)

P.L. 97-86
12/1/81

1983

H.R. 6030

97-482
4/13/82

Sk
7/29/82
# 232
(y290-n73)

97-749
8/18/82
# 297
(y251-n148)

S. 2248

97-330
4/13/82

5/13/82
# 120
(y84-n8)

97-749
8/17/82
# 331
(y77-n21)

P.L. 97-252
9/8/82

1984

H.R. 2969

98-107
5/11/83

Sl
7/29/83
# 275
(y305-n114)

98-352
9/15/83
# 339
(y266-n152)

S. 675

98-174
7/5/83

7/26/83
# 221
(y83-n15)

98-352
9/13/83
# 244
(y83-n8)

P.L. 98-94
9/24/83

1985

H.R. 5167

98-691
4/19/84

5/31/84
# 204
(y298-n98)

98-1080
9/26/84
(vv)

S. 2723

98-500
5/31/84

Hm
6/20/84
# 152
(y82-n6)

98-1080
9/27/84
(vv)

P.L. 98-525
10/19/84

1986

H.R. 1872

99-81
5/10/85

Sn
6/27/85
(vv)

99-235
10/29/85
(vv)

S. 1160

No Report
5/16/85

6/5/85
# 106
(y92-n3)

99-235
7/30/85
# 167
(y94-n5)

P.L. 99-145
11/8/85

1987

H.R. 4428

99-718
7/25/86

So
9/18/86
# 358
(y255-n152)

99-1001
10/15/86
# 467
(y283-n128)

S. 2638

99-331
73317/8/86

8/9/86
#207
(y86-n3)

98-1001
10/15/86
(vv)

P.L. 99-661
11/14/86

1988

H.R. 1748

100-58
4/15/87

5/20/87
# 141
(y239-n177)

100-466
11/18/87
# 440
(y264-n158)

S. 1174

S
100-57
5/8/87

Sp
10/2/87
# 300
(y56-n42)

100-466
11/19/87
# 384
(y86-n9)

P.L. 100-180
12/4/87

1989

H.R. 4264

100-563
4/5/88

5/11/88
# 126
(y252-n172)

100-753
7/14/88
# 233
(y229-n83)

S. 2355

100-326
5/4/88

Hq
5/27/88
(vv)

100-753
7/14/88
# 252
(y64-n30)

VETO
8/3/88

 

H.R. 4481r

100-735s
6/28/88

7/12/88
(vv)

100-989
9/28/88
# 359
(y369-n48)

S. 2749

8/11/88
(vv)

H
9/15/88
(vv)

100-989
9/28/88
# 340
(y91-n4)

P.L. 100-456
9/29/88

1990

H.R. 2461

101-121
7/1/89

7/27/89
# 185
(y261-n162)

101-331
11/9/89
# 343
(y236-n172)

S. 1352

101-81
7/19/89

Ht
8/2/89
# 161
(y95-n4)

101-331
11/15/89
# 299
(y91-n8)

P.L. 101-189
11/29/89

1991

H.R. 4739

101-665
8/3/90

9/19/90
# 352
(y56-n155)

101-923
10/24/90
# 517
(y271-n156)

S. 2884

101-384
7/20/90

Hu
8/4/90
# 227
(y79-n16)

101-923
10/26/90
# 320
(y80-n17)

P.L. 101-510
11/5/90

1992

H.R. 2100

102-60
5/13/91

5/22/91
# 110
(y268-n161)

102-311
11/18/91
# 400
(y329-n82)

S. 1507

102-113
7/19/91

Hv
8/2/91
(vv)

102-311
11/22/91
# 265
(y79-n15)

P.L. 102-190
12/5/91

1993

H.R. 5006

102-527
5/19/92

6/5/92
# 172
(y198-n168)

102-966
10/3/92
# 461
(y304-n100)

S. 3114

102-352
7/31/92

Hw
9/19/92
(vv)

102-966
10/5/92
(vv)

P.L. 102-484
10/23/92

1994

H.R. 2401

103-200
7/30/93

9/29/93
# 474
(y268-n162)

103-357
11/15/93
# 565
(y273-n135)

S. 1298

103-112
7/27/93

Hx
9/4/93
# 265
(y92-n7)

103-357
11/17/93
# 380
(y77-n22)

P.L. 103-160
11/30/93

1995

H.R. 4301

103-499
5/10/94

6/9/94
# 226
(y260-n158)

Sy
103-701
8/17/94
# 404
(y280-n137)

S. 2182

103-282
6/14/94

7/1/94z
(vv)

103-701
9/13/94
# 297
(y80-n18)

P.L. 103-337
10/5/94

1996

H.R. 1530

104-131
6/1/95

6/15/95
# 385
(y300-n126)

104-406 12/15/95
# 865
(y267-n149)

S. 1026

104-112
7/12/95

H
9/6/95
# 399
(y64-n34)

104-406
12/19/95
# 608
(y51-n43)

VETO
12/28/95

 

 

 

S
1/5/96
(vv)

104-450
1/24/96
# 16
(y287-n129)

S. 1124aa

No Report
8/7/95

9/6/95
(vv)bb

104-450
1/26/96
# 5
(y56-n34)

P.L. 104-106
2/10/96

1997

H.R. 3230

104-563
5/7/96

5/15/96
# 174
(y272-n153)

104-724
8/1/96
# 397
(y285-n132)

S. 1745

104-267
5/13/96

Hcc
7/10/96
# 187
(y68-n31)

104-724
9/10/96
# 279
(y73-n26)

P.L. 104-201
9/23/96

1998

H.R. 1119

105-132
6/16/97

6/25/97
# 236
(y304-n120)

105-340
10/28/97
# 534
(y268-n123)

S. 936

No Report 6/18/97

Hdd
7/11/97
# 173
(y94-n4)

105-340
11/6/97
# 296
(y90-n10)

P.L. 105-85
11/18/97

1999

H.R. 3616

105-532
5/12/98

5/21/98
# 183
(y357-n60)

105-736
9/24/98
# 458
(y373-n50)

S. 2057

No Report
5/11/98

Hee
6/25/98
# 181
(y88-n4)

105-736
10/1/98
# 293
(y96-n2)

P.L. 105-261
10/17/98

2000

H.R. 1401

106-162
5/24/99

Sff
6/14/99
(uc)

106-301
9/15/99
# 424
(y375-n45)

S. 1059

106-50
5/17/99

5/27/99
# 154
(y92-n3)

106-301
9/22/99
# 284
(y93-n5)

P.L. 106-65
10/5/99

2001

H.R. 4205

106-616
5/12/00

5/18/00
# 208
(y353-n63)

106-945
10/11/00
# 522
(y382-n31)

S. 2549

106-292
5/12/00

Hgg
7/13/00
# 179
(y97-n3)

106-945
10/12/00
# 275
(y90-n3)

P.L. 106-398
10/30/00

2002

H.R. 2586

107-194
9/4/01

Shh
10/17/01
(uc)

107-333 12/13/01
# 496
(y382-n40)

S. 1438

No Report 9/19/01

10/2/01
# 290
(y99-n0)

107-333
12/13/01
# 369
(y96-n2)

P.L. 107-107 12/28/01

2003

H.R. 4546

107-436
5/3/02

5/10/02
# 158
(y359-n58)

107-772
11/12/02
(vv)

S. 2514

107-151
5/15/02

Hii
6/27/02
(uc)

107-772
11/13/03
(vv)

P.L. 107-314
12/2/02

2004

H.R. 1588

108-106
5/16/03

5/22/03
#221
(y361-n68)

108-354
11/7/03
# 617
(y362-n40, 2 present)

S. 1050

108-46
5/13/03

Hjj
6/4/03
(vv)

108-354
11/12/03
#447
(y95-n3)

P.L. 108-136
11/24/03

2005

H.R. 4200

108-491
5/14/04

5/20/04
#206
(y391-n34)

108-767
10/9/04
# 528
(y359-n14)

S. 2400

108-260
5/11/04

Hkk
6/23/04
(uc)

108-767
10/9/04
uc

P.L. 108-375
10/28/04

2006

H.R. 1815

109-89
5/20/05

5/25/05
#222
(y390-n39)

109-360
12/19/05
#665

S. 1042

109-69
5/17/05

Hll
11/15/05
#326
(y98-n0)

109-360
12/21/05
(vv)

P.L. 109-163
1/6/06

2007

H.R. 5122

109-452
5/5/06

5/11/06
#145
(y396-n31)

109-702
9/29/06
#510
(y398-n23)

S. 2766

109-254
5/9/06

Hmm
6/22/06
#186
(y96-n0)

109-702
9/30/06
(uc)

P.L. 109-364
10/17/06

2008

H.R. 1585nn

110-146 (Pt. I)
5/11/07
110-146 (Pt. II)
5/14/07

5/17/07
#373
(y397-n27)

110-447
12/12/07
#1151
(y370-n49)

S. 1547

110-77oo
6/5/07
110-125oo
6/29/07

10/1/07
#359
(y92-n3)

110-477
12/12/07
#433
(y90-n3)

VETO
12/28/07

 

H.R. 4986

 

1/16/08
#11
(y369-n46)

 

 

 

1/22/08
#1
(y91-n3)

 

P.L. 110-181
1/28/08

2009

H.R. 5658

110-652
5/16/08
110-652 (Pt. II)
5/20/08

5/22/08
#365
(y384-n23)

No Official Conf. Rept.pp

S. 3001

110-335
5/12/08

9/17/08
#201
(y88-n8)

No Official Conf. Rept pp

P.L. 110-417
10/14/08

2010

H.R. 2647

111-166
6/18/09
111-166 (Pt. II)
6/23/09

6/25/09
#460
(y389-n22, 1 present)

111-288
10/8/2009
#770
(y281-n146)

S. 1390

111-35
7/2/09

7/23/09
#242
(y87-n7)

111-288
10/22/09
#327
(y68-n29)

P.L. 111-84
10/28/09

2011

H.R. 5136

111-491 (Pt.1)
5/21/10
111-491 (Pt. II)
5/26/10

5/28/10
#336
(y229-n186)

 

S. 3454

111-201
6/4/10

12/9/10
#270
(y57-n40)
(motion rejected)

 

 

 

H.R. 6523

 

12/17/10
#650
(y341-n48)

HASC
Committee Print
111-5
12/2010qq

 

 

12/22/10
(uc)

HASC
Committee Print
111-5
12/2010qq

P.L. 111-383
1/7/11

2012

H.R. 1540

112-78 (Pt. 1)
5/17/11
112-78 (Pt. II)
5/23/11

5/26/11
#375
(y322-n96)

112-329
12/14/11
#932
(y283-n136)

S. 1867

No Written Reportrr

Hss
12/1/11
(uc)

112-329
12/15/11
#230
(86y-13n)

P.L. 112-81
12/31/11

2013

H.R. 4310

112-479
5/11/12
112-479
(Pt. II)
5/15/12

5/18/12
#291
(y299-n120)

112-705
12/20/2012
#645
(y315-n107)

S. 3254

112-173
6/4/12

Htt
12/4/12
#221
(y98-n0)

112-705
12/21/12
#229
(y81-n14)

P.L. 112-239
1/2/2013

2014

H.R. 1960uu

113-102
6/7/13

6/14/13
#244
(315-108)

 

S. 1197uu

113-44
6/20/13

 

 

 

 

H.R. 3304

 

12/12/13
#641
350-69vv

HASC
Committee
Print
113-2
12/2013ww

 

 

12/19/13
#284
84-15

HASC
Committee
Print
113-2
12/2013ww

P.L. 113-66
12/26/13

2015

H.R. 4435xx

113-446
5/13/2014
113-446
(Pt. II)
5/19/2014

5/22/2014
#240
(y324-n98)

-

S. 2410xx

113-176
6/2/2014

-

-

-

2015

H.R. 3979

113-360
2/4/2014

3/11/2014yy
#116
(y410-n0)

(Resolving differences)
12/4/2014zz
#551
(y300-n119)

Rules Committee Print
113-58
12/2/201

 

-

4/7/2014aaa
#551
(y300-n119)

(Resolving differences)
12/12/20140
bbb#325
(y89-n11)

Rules Committee Print
113-58
12/2/201

P.L. 113-291
12/19/2014

2016
H.R. 1735 ccc 114-1025/5/2015114-102(Pt. II)5/12/2015 5/15/2015#239(y269-n151)(Resolving differences)10/01/2015#532(y270-n156) 114-2709/29/2015 — ccc   6/18/2014#215(y71-n25) 114-2709/29/2015 VETO10/22/2015

2016
S. 1356 ddd

No report

S11/5/2015#618(y370-n58) HASCCommittee Print114-211/2015 — ddd

No report

5/14/2015(uc)(Resolving differences)11/10/2015#301(y91-n3) HASCCommitteePrint114-41eee1/2015 P.L. 114-92 11/25/2015

Abbreviations and Symbols:

Abbreviations and Symbols:
H
indicates that the Senate passed a bill with a House resolution number
S S indicates that the House passed a bill with a Senate resolution number
(—) dashes indicate no original Senate bill; House bill number used
vv vv = voice vote, uc = unanimous consent vote, dv = a division vote

Notes:

a. After passing H.R. 14000 by recorded vote # 200, the House passed S. 2546 by voice vote and laid H.R. 14000 on the table.

b. Senate reported out a substitute bill for H.R. 15495 as passed the House.

c. Senate substituted text of S. 3000, then passed H.R. 14592 in lieu.

d. Senate passed H.R. 6674 in lieu of S. 920.

e. Senate passed H.R. 10929 in lieu of S. 2571.

f. House passed S. 3486 amended in lieu of H.R. 14042.

g. Senate agreed to House amendments. No conference was held.

h. House passed H.R. 4040, laid it on the table by voice vote, then passed S. 428 in lieu by voice vote.

i. i. H.R. 3519 had a three-part report; this date is for the earliest report.

j. j. House passed S. 815 in lieu of H.R. 3519.

k. k. House laid H.R. 6030 on the table and passed S. 2248 in lieu.

l. l. House inserted text of H.R. 2969 into S. 675, then passed it by voice vote.

m. m. Senate substituted text of S. 2723, then passed H.R. 5167.

n. n. House passed S. 1160, amended, in lieu of H.R. 1872.

o. o. House inserted text of H.R. 4428, then passed S. 2638.

p. p. Senate inserted text of S. 1174, then passed H.R. 1748.

q. q. Senate folded text of S. 2355 into H.R. 4264, then passed it.

r. r. After the initial bill was vetoed, an amended version was added to an existing bill on military base closures—H.R. 4481.

s. s. H.R. 4481 had a four-part report; the date is that of the earliest report.

t. t. Senate inserted text of S. 1352, then passed H.R. 2461.

u. u. Senate inserted text of S. 2884, then passed H.R. 4739.

v. v. Senate inserted text of S. 1507, then passed H.R. 2100.

w. w. Senate inserted text of S. 3114, then passed H.R. 5006.

x. x. Senate inserted text of S. 1298, then passed H.R. 2401.

y. y. House passed S. 2182 by voice vote on 7/25/94 after substituting the text of H.R. 4301 as passed the House.

z. z. Senate inserted text of S. 2182, then passed H.R. 4301.

aa. . After veto of H.R. 1530 and failure to override, an amended conference report on S. 1124 was passed. The President signed P.L. 104-106 on 2/10/96.

bb. . Senate struck all but the enacting clause and substituted division A of S. 1026.

cc. . Senate substituted text of S. 1745, then passed H.R. 3230.

dd. . Senate passed S. 936, inserted text of S. 936 into H.R. 1119, then passed H.R. 1119 by voice vote.

ee. . Senate passed S. 2057 by roll call vote # 181 on 6/25/98, then struck all but the enacting clause of H.R. 3616, inserted the text of S. 2057, then passed H.R. 3616 on 6/25/98 by unanimous consent.

ff. . House passed H.R. 1401 on 6/10/99 by vote of y365-n58 (# 191), then the bill was laid on the table. Subsequently, on 6/14/00 the House struck all but the enacting clause of S. 1059, substituted the text of H.R. 1401, and passed S. 1059 without objection.

gg. . Senate struck all after the enacting clause and substituted the language of S. 2549 amended, then passed H.R. 4205 in lieu of S. 2549 with an amendment. H.R. 4205 enacted into law the text of H.R. 5408 as introduced on 10/6/00.

hh. . House struck all after the enacting clause, substituted the text of H.R. 2586 which had passed the House on 9/28 by a vote of y398-n17 (# 359) and passed S. 1438 (which replaced S. 1416, which had been reported out with Report 107-62 on 9/12) without objection.

ii. . Senate struck all after the enacting clause, then substituted the text of S. 2514 as amended and passed by the Senate on 6/27 by a vote of y97-n2 (# 165), and passed H.R. 4546.

jj. . Senate struck all after the enacting clause, then substituted the text of S. 1050 which had passed the Senate on 5/22 by a vote of y98-n1 (# 194), and passed H.R. 1588.

kk. . Senate struck all after the enacting clause, then substituted the text of S. 2400 which had passed the Senate on 6/23/04 by a vote of y 97-n0 (# 146), and passed H.R. 4200.

ll. . Senate struck all after the enacting clause, then substituted the text of S. 1042 which had passed the Senate on 11/15/05 by a vote of y 98-n0 (# 326), and passed H.R. 1815.

mm. . Senate incorporated S. 2766 in H.R. 5122 as an amendment.

nn. . H.R. 1585/S. 1547 passed both the House and the Senate and was presented to the President on 12/19/07. However, the President vetoed the bill on 12/28/07. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2008, passed under a new bill, H.R. 4986, which became P.L. 110-181 on 1/28/08.

oo. . 1st Report issued by the Committee on Armed Services; 2nd Report issued by the Select Committee on Intelligence.

pp. . In lieu of a conference report, House took up S. 3002 as passed by the Senate and approved it with amendment on 9/24/08 by a vote of 392-39 (under suspension of the rules with a 2/3 vote required). Senate agreed to House amendment to the bill on 9/27/08 by unanimous consent, clearing the measure for the President. Though there was no official conference report the House released a report on its amended version of S. 3001 as a committee print labeled HASC (House Armed Services Committee) No. 10 dated September 2008.

qq. . In lieu of a conference report, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees issued a joint explanatory statement regarding H.R. 6523. U.S. Congress, House Committee on Armed Services, Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, committee print, 111th Cong., 2nd sess., HASC-5.

rr. . However, the Senate Armed Services Committee provided a report (S.Rept. 112-26) with an earlier version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (S. 1253).

ss. . Senate passed H.R. 1540 in lieu of S. 1867. Senate incorporated S. 1867 in H.R. 1540 as an amendment.

tt. . Senate incorporated this measure in H.R. 4310 as an amendment. Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 829, papers were returned to the Senate on 12/12/12.

uu. . For further action, see H.R. 3304, which became P.L. 113-66 on December 26, 2013.

vv. . On December 12, 2013, the House, by a vote of 350 to 69, passed H.Res. 441, which adopted H.R. 3304, effectively a conference version of the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act.

ww. . In lieu of a formal conference committee to reconcile House and Senate versions of the FY2014 NDAA, members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, meeting informally, negotiated a compromise version of the bill. An explanatory statement on the compromise bill, functionally equivalent to a conference report, was printed as "Joint Explanatory Statement to Accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014" in the Congressional Record, on December 12, 2013 (pages H7894-H8037). The text of the joint explanatory statement is included in this committee print.

xx. . For further action, see H.R. 3979, which became P.L. 113-291 on 12/19/2014.

yy. . Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. Agreed to by the yeas and nays: (2/3 required); 410-0 (Roll no. 116). (text: CR H2278).

zz. . Resolving differences—House actions: On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the yeas and nays: 300-119 (Roll no. 551).(text as House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment: CR H8388-8621).

aaa. . Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by yea-nay vote. 59-38. Record vote no: 101. (text: CR S2176-2178).

bbb. . Resolving differences—Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment to H.R. 3979, under the order of 12/11/14, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, by yea-nay vote. 89-11. Record vote no: 325. (consideration: CR S6738-6739).

Table 2. Appropriation Bills

). . For further action, see S. 1356, which became P.L. 114-92 on 11/25/2015. . The text of the first version of the NDAA [H.R. 1735] was modified to accommodate the President's objections. The text of the revised NDAA was substituted for the original text of S. 1356, an unrelated bill previously passed by the Senate. The amended version of S. 1356 then was passed on November 5, 2015, by the House, and on November 10, 2015 by the Senate. It was signed by the President on November 25, 2015. For more information please see CRS Report R44019 by [author name scrubbed]. . Resolving differences—Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate bill (S. 1356) by Yea-Nay vote 91-3. Record Vote Number 301. (text as Senate agree to the House amendment: CR S7875). Table 2. Appropriation Bills, 1970-2016

Appropriations—House

Appropriations—Senate

Laws

FY

House Bill

Report #
Date Reported

Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Conf. Rept. #
Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Senate Bill

Report #
Date Reported

Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Conf. Rept. #
Passed
Vote #
(yeas-nays)

Public Law Signed

1970

1970

H.R. 15090

91-698
12/3/69

12/8/69
# 306
(y330-n33)

91-766
12/18/69
(vv)

91-607
12/12/69

12/15/69
# 241
(y85-n4)

91-766
12/18/69
(vv)

P.L. 91-171
12/29/69

1971

1971

H.R. 19590

91-1570
10/6/70

10/8/70
# 338
(y274-n31)

91-1799a
12/29/70
# 452
(y234-n18)

91-1392
12/3/70

12/8/70
# 417
(y89-n0)

91-1799
12/29/70
# 457
(y70-n2)

P.L. 91-668
1/11/71

1972

1972

H.R. 11731

92-666
11/11/71

11/17/71
# 402
(y343-n51)

92-754
12/15/71
# 466
(y293-n39)

92-498
11/18/71

11/23/71
# 396
(y80-n5)

92-754
12/15/71
(vv)

P.L. 92-204
12/18/71

1973

1973

H.R. 16593

92-1389
9/11/72

9/14/72
# 368
(y322-n41)

92-1566
10/12/72
# 434
(y316-n42)

92-1243
9/29/72

10/2/72
# 496
(y70-n5)

92-1566
10/13/72
(vv)

P.L. 92-570
10/26/72

1974

1974

H.R. 11575

93-662
11/26/73

11/30/73
# 610
(y336-n23)

93-741
12/20/73
# 712
(y336-n32)

93-617
12/12/73

12/13/73
# 581
(y89-n2)

93-741
12/20/73
(vv)

P.L. 93-238
1/2/74

1975

1975

H.R. 16243

93-1255
8/1/74

8/6/74
# 455
(y350-n43)

93-1363
7/23/74
# 534
(y293-n59)

93-1104
8/16/74

8/21/74
# 376
(y86-n5)

93-1363
9/24/74
(vv)

P.L. 93-437
10/8/74

1976

1976

H.R. 9861

94-517
9/25/75

10/2/75
# 575
(y353-n61)

94-710
12/12/75
# 777
(y314-n57)

94-446
11/6/75

11/18/75
# 505
(y87-n7)

94-710
12/17/75
# 602
(y87-n9)

 

 

 

 

1976

   
 

1/27/76b
# 21
(y323-n99)

 

 

 

 

P.L. 94-212
2/9/76

1977

1977

H.R. 14262

94-1231
6/8/76

6/17/76
# 401
(y331-n53)

94-1475
9/9/76
# 702
(y323-n45)

94-1046
7/22/76

8/9/76
# 511
(y82-n6)

94-1475
9/13/76
(vv)

P.L. 94-419
9/22/76

1978

1978

H.R. 7933

95-451
6/21/77

6/30/77
# 402
(y333-n54)

95-565
9/8/77
# 516
(y361-n36)

95-325
7/1/77

7/19/77
# 308
(y91-n2)

95-565
9/9/77
(vv)

P.L. 95-111
9/21/77

1979

1979

H.R. 13635

95-1398
7/27/78

8/9/78
# 665
(y339-n60)

95-1764
10/12/78
(vv)

95-1264
10/2/78

10/5/78
# 445
(y86-n3)

95-1764
10/12/78
# 487
(y77-n3)

P.L. 95-457
10/13/78

1980

1980

H.R. 5359

96-450
9/20/79

9/28/79
# 522
(y305-n49)

96-696
12/12/79
(vv)

96-393
11/1/79

11/9/79
# 401
(y73-n3)

96-696
12/13/79
(vv)

P.L. 96-154
12/21/79

1981

1981

H.R. 8105

96-1317
9/11/80

9/16/80
# 549
(y351-n42)

96-1528
12/4/80
# 673
(y321-n36)

96-1020
11/19/80

11/21/80
# 483
(y73-n1)

96-1528
12/5/80
# 510
(y73-n1)

P.L. 96-527
12/15/80

1982

1982

H.R. 4995

97-333
11/16/81

11/18/81
# 320
(y335-n61)

97-410
12/15/81
# 363
(y334-n84)

S. 1857

97-273
11/17/81

H
12/4/81
# 456
(y84-n5)

97-410
12/15/81
# 489
(y93-n4)

P.L. 97-114
12/29/81

1983

1983

H.R. 7355

97-943
12/2/82

12/8/82
# 425
(y346-n68)

 

S. 2951

97-580
9/23/82

 

 

 

 

H.J.Res. 631c

97-959
12/10/82

12/14/82
# 451
(y204-n200)

97-980
12/20/82
(y232-n54)
(dv)

 

No Report
12/15/82

12/19/82
# 455
(y63-n31)

97-980
12/20/82
# 459
(y55-n41)

P.L. 97-377
12/21/82

1984

1984

H.R. 4185

98-427
10/20/83

11/2/83
# 443
(y328-n97)

98-567
11/18/83
# 531
(y311-n99)

S. 2039

98-292
11/1/83

Hd
11/8/83
# 344
(y86-n6)

98-567
11/18/83
# 380
(y75-n6)

P.L. 98-212
12/8/83

1985

1985

H.R. 6329

98-1086
9/26/84

 

 

S. 3026

98-636
9/26/84

 

 

 


 

 

H.J.Res. 648e

98-1030
9/17/84

9/25/84
# 421
(y316-n91)

98-1159
10/10/84
(y252-n60)
(dv)

 

98-1159
9/27/84

10/4/84
(vv)

98-1159
10/11/84
# 287
(y78-n11)

P.L. 98-473
10/12/84

1986

1986

H.R. 3629

99-332
10/24/8

10/30/85
# 379
(y359-n67)

 

99-176
11/6/85

 

 

 

 

H.J.Res. 465c

99-403
11/21/85

12/4/85
# 427
(y212-n208)

99-450
12/19/85
# 476
(y261-n137)

 

No Report
12/5/85

12/10/85
(vv)

99-450
12/19/95
(vv)

P.L. 99-190
12/19/85

1987

1987

H.R. 5438

99-793
8/14/86

 

 

S. 2827

99-446
9/17/86

 

 

 

 

 

H.J.Res. 738c

 

9/25/86
# 417
(y201-n200)

99-1005
10/15/86
# 472
(y235-n172)

 

99-500
9/29/86

10/3/86
# 330
(y82-n13)

99-1005
10/17/86
(vv)

P.L. 99-591f
10/30/86

1988

1988

H.R. 3576

100-410 10/28/87

 

 

S. 1923

100-235
12/4/87

 

 

 

 

H.J.Res. 395b

100-415
10/29/87

12/3/87
# 458
(y248-n170)

104-498
12/22/87
# 510
(y209-n208)

100-238
12/8/87

12/11/87
# 414
(y72-n21)

100-498
12/22/87
# 420
(y59-n30)

P.L. 100-202
12/22/87

1989

1989

H.R. 4781

100-681
6/10/88

6/21/88
# 193
(y360-n53)

100-1002
9/30/88
# 372
(y327-n77)

100-402
6/24/88

H
8/11/88
# 308
(y90-n4)

100-1002
9/30/88
(vv)

P.L. 100-463
10/1/88

1990

1990

H.R. 3072

101-208
8/1/89

8/4/89
# 218
(y312-n105)

101-345
11/15/89
(vv)

101-132
9/14/89

9/29/89
# 217
(y96-n2)

101-345
11/17/89
(vv)

P.L. 101-165
11/21/89

1991

1991

H.R. 5803

101-822
10/10/90

10/12/90
# 455
(y322-n97)

101-938
10/25/90
(vv)

S. 3189

101-521
10/11/90

Hg
10/16/90
# 273
(y79-n16)

101-938
10/26/90
# 319
(y80-n17)

P.L. 101-511
11/5/90

1992

1992

H.R. 2521

102-95
6/4/91

6/7/91
# 145
(y273-n105)

102-328
11/20/91
(vv)

102-154
9/20/91

9/26/91
(vv)

102-328
11/23/91
# 272
(y66-n29)

P.L. 102-172
11/26/91

1993

1993

H.R. 5504

102-627
6/29/92

7/2/92
# 266
(y328-n94)

102-1015
10/5/92
(vv)

102-408
9/17/92

9/23/92
# 229
(y86-n10)

102-1015
10/5/92
(vv)

P.L. 102-396
10/6/92

1994

1994

H.R. 3116

103-254
9/22/93

9/30/93
# 480
(y325-n102)

103-339
11/10/93
(vv)

103-153
10/4/93

10/21/93
(vv)

103-339
11/10/93
# 368
(y88-n9)

P.L. 103-139
11/11/93

1995

1995

H.R. 4650

103-562
6/27/94

6/29/94
# 313
(y330-n91)

103-747
9/29/94
# 446
(y327-n86)

103-321
7/29/94

8/11/94
# 282
(y86-n14)

103-747
9/29/94
(vv)

P.L. 103-335
9/30/94

1996

1996

H.R. 2126

104-208
7/27/95

9/7/95
# 646
(y294-n125)

104-261
9/29/95
# 700
(y151-n267)

S. 1087

104-124
7/28/95

Hh
9/5/95
# 397
(y62-n35)

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

104-344 11/16/95
# 806
(y270-n158)

 

 

104-344
11/16/95
# 579
(y59-n39)

P.L. 104-61i
12/1/95

1997

1997

H.R. 3610

104-617
6/11/96

6/13/96
# 247
(y278-n126)

104-863
9/28/96
# 455
(y370-n37)

S. 1894

104-286
6/20/96

Hj
7/18/96
# 200
(y72-n27)

04-863
9/30/96
(vv)

P.L. 104-208
9/30/96

1998

1998

H.R. 2266

105-206
7/25/97

7/29/97
# 338
(y322-n105)

105-265
9/25/97
# 442
(y356-n65)

S. 1005

105-45
7/10/97

Hk
7/15/97
# 176
(y94-n4)

105-265
9/25/97
# 258
(y93-n5)

P.L. 105-56l
10/8/97

1999

1999

H.R. 4103

105-591
6/22/98

6/24/98
# 266
(y358-n61)

105-746
9/28/98
# 471
(y369-n43)

S. 2132

105-200
6/4/98

Hm
7/30/98
# 252
(y97-n2)

105-746
9/29/98
# 291
(y94-n2)

P.L. 105-262
10/17/98

2000

2000

H.R. 2561

106-244
7/20/99

7/22/99
# 334
(y379-n45)

106-371
10/13/99
# 494
(y372-n55)

S. 1122

106-53
5/25/99

Hn
7/28/99
(uc)

106-371
10/14/99
# 326
(y87-n11)

P.L. 106-79
10/25/99

2001

2001

H.R. 4576

106-644
6/1/00

6/7/00
# 241
(y367-n58)

106-754
7/19/00
# 413
(y367-n58)

S. 2593

106-298
5/18/00

Ho
6/13/00
# 127
(y95-n3)

106-754
7/27/00
# 230
(y91-n9)

P.L. 106-259
8/9/00

2002

2002

H.R. 3338

107-298
11/19/01

11/28/01
# 458
(y406-n20)

107-350
12/20/01
# 510
(y408-n6)

Hp
107-109
12/4/01

12/7/01
(vv)

107-350
12/20/01
#380
(y94-n2)

P.L. 107-117
1/10/02

2003

2003

H.R. 5010

107-532
6/25/02

6/27/02
#270
(y413-n18)

107-732
10/10/02
#457
(y409-n14)

107-213
7/18/03

Hq
8/1/02
#204
(y95-n3)

107-732
10/16/02
#239
(y93-n1)

P.L. 107-248
10/23/02

2004

2004

H.R. 2658

108-187
7/2/03

7/8/03
#335
(y399-n19)

108-283
9/24/03
#513
(y407-n15)

S. 1382

108-87
7/9/03

Hr
7/17/03
#290
(y95-n0)

108-283
9/25/03
#364
(y95-n0)

P.L. 108-87
9/30/03

2005

2005

H.R. 4613

108-553
6/18/04

6/22/04
#284
(y403-n17)

108-622
7/22/04
#418
(y410-n12)

S. 2559

108-284
6/22/04

Hs
6/24/04
#149
(y98-n0)

108-622
7/22/04
#163
(y96-n0)

P.L. 108-287
8/5/04

2006

2006

H.R. 2863

109-119
6/10/05

6/20/05
#287
(y398-n19)

109-359
12/19/05
#669
(y308-n106)

109-141
9/29/05

10/7/05
#254
(y97-n0)

109-359
12/21/2005
#366
(y93-n0)

P.L. 109-148
12/30/05

2007

2007

H.R. 5631

109-504
6/16/06

6/20/06
#305
(y407-n19)

109-676
9/26/06
#486
(y394-n22)

109-292
7/25/06

9/7/06
#239
(y98-n0)

109-676
9/29/06
#261
(y100-n0)

P.L. 109-289
9/29/06

2008

2008

H.R. 3222

110-279
7/30/07

8/5/07
#846
(y395-n13)

110-434 11/8/07
#1064
(y400-n15)

110-155
9/14/07

10/3/07
(vv)

110-434
11/8/07
(vv)

P.L. 110-116
11/13/07

2009

2009

H.R. 2638

110-181
6/8/07

6/15/07
#491
(y268-n150)

(No Conf. Reptt)
9/24/08
#632
(y370-n58)

No Report

7/26/07
#282
(y89-n4)

(No Conf. Reptt)
9/27/08
#208
(y78-n12)

P.L. 110-329
9/30/08

2010

2010

H.R. 3326

111-230
7/24/09

7/30/09
#675
(y400-n30)

(No Conf. Reptu)
12/16/09
#985
(y395-n34)

111-74
9/10/09

10/6/09
#315
(y93-n7)

(No Conf. Reptu)
12/19/09
#384
(y88-n10)

P.L. 111-118
12/19/09

2011

2011

H.R. 1473v

 

4/14/2011
#268
(y260-n167)

No conference
submitted for printing in Congressional Record

__

 

4/14/2011
#61
(y81-n19)

No conference
submitted for printing in Congressional Record

P.L. 112-10
4/15/2011

2012

2012

H.R. 2055w

112-94
5/31/2011

6/14/2011
#418
(y411-n5)

112-331x
12/15/2011
#941
(y296-n121)

__

112-29
6/30/2011

7/20/2011
#115
(y97-n2)

112-331x
12/15/2011
#235
(y67-n32)

P.L. 112-74
12/23/2011

2013

2013

H.R. 5856

112-493
5/25/2012

7/19/2012
#498
(y326-n90)

-

-

112-196y
8/2/2012

-

-

-

 

H.R. 933z

3/6/2013aa

3/6/2013
#62
(y267-n151)

(No Conf.
Rept)bb
3/21/2013
#89
(y318-n109)

-

3/11/2013aa

-

(No Conf. Rept)cc
3/20/2013
#44
(y73-n26)

P.L. 113-6
3/26/2013

2014

2014

H.R. 2397dd

113-113
6/17/2013

6/24/2013
#414
(y315-n109)

-

S. 1429dd

113-85
8/1/2013

-

-

-

 

H.R. 3547ee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.L. 113-76
1/17/2014

2015

2015

H.R. 4870870ff

113-473gg
6/13/2014

6/20/2014
#338
(y340-n73)

-

-

113-211hh
7/17/2014

-

-

-

2015

2015

H.R. 83ii

Rules Committee Print
113-59
12/9/2014

9/15/2014jj
vv

(Resolving differences)
12/11/2014kk
#563
(y219-n206)

explanatory statement printed in the Congressional Record
12/11/2014

-

Rules Committee Print
113-59
12/9/2014

9/18/2014ll
uc

(Resolving differences)
12/13/2014mm
#354
(y56-n40)

explanatory statement printed in the Congressional Record
12/11/2014

P.L. 113-235
12/16/2014

P.L. 113-23512/16/2014

2016

H.R. 2685 nn 114-1396/5/2015 6/11/2015#358(y278-n149)

-

S. 1558 nn 114-636/11/2015

-

-

    H.R. 2029 oo 114-924/30/2015 4/30/2015#193(y255-n163)(Resolving differences)12/17/2015pp#703(y318-109)(Resolving differences)12/18/2015qq#705(y316-n113)  

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114-575/21/2015 11/10/2015#302(y93-n0)(Resolving differences)12/18/2015rr#339(y65-n33)   P.L. 114-11312/18/2015 Abbreviations and Symbols:

H indicates that the Senate passed a bill with a House resolution number
S indicates that the House passed a bill with a Senate resolution number
(—) dashes indicate no original Senate bill; House bill number used
vv = voice vote, uc = unanimous consent vote, dv = a division vote

Notes:

a. Notes:

a. Vote on second conference report. First conference report (91-1759) passed by the House 328-30 but tabled in the Senate.

b. b. House agreed to Tunney amendment banning any funding for activities in Angola, thus clearing this bill to be sent to the President.

c. c. A continuing resolution, which was passed instead of the normal DOD appropriations bill.

d. d. Senate incorporated text of S. 2039 into H.R. 4185, then passed it.

e. e. Both House and Senate bills were incorporated into this continuing resolution, which was passed instead of the normal DOD appropriations bill.

f. f. H.J.Res. 738 became P.L. 99-500 on October 18, 1986, and was subsequently updated as P.L. 99-591 on 10/30/1986.

g. g. Senate passed S. 3189 on October 15, 1990, then vitiated this action on October 16, 1990, and passed H.R. 5803 in lieu.

h. h. Senate passed S. 1087, amended by recorded vote # 397 on September 5, 1995, then passed H.R. 2126 in lieu on September 8, 1995, by voice vote.

i. i. The President allowed H.R. 2126 to become law without his signature.

j. j. Senate substituted the text of S. 1894, then passed H.R. 3610.

k. k. Senate passed S. 1005, amended by vote # 176 on July 15, 1997, then inserted text of S. 1005 into H.R. 2266, and passed it in lieu on July 29, 1997, by voice vote.

l. l. President Clinton used his line item veto power to veto several items in this law.

m. m. Senate passed H.R. 4103 in lieu of S. 2132.

n. n. On July 28, 1999, the Senate vitiated previous passage of its own defense appropriations bill (S. 1122, June 8, 1999, vote # 158, 93-4), and passed H.R. 2561 after striking all but the enacting clause and inserting the text of S. 1122.

o. o. On June 18, 2000, the Senate struck all but the enacting clause of H.R. 4576 and substituted the language of S. 2593, and on June 13, 2000 the Senate passed H.R. 4576 amended.

p. p. Reported out with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

q. q. On July 18, 2002, the Committee on Appropriations reported an amendment in the nature of a substitute with written Report 107-213, which was passed as amended by unanimous consent on August 1, 2002, then substituted for the text of H.R. 5010 which was then passed on August 1, 2002, by a vote of y95-n3 (#204).

r. r. Senate passed H.R. 2658 as amended.

s. s. Senate struck all but the enacting clause and substituted the text of S. 2559, then passed H.R. 4613.

t. t. In lieu of a conference report, the House took up the Senate-passed version of the bill on September 24, 2008, and agreed to the bill with amendment by a vote of 320-58 with 1 present. The Senate took up the House amended version of the bill and agreed to it on September 27, 2008, by a vote of 78-12, clearing the measure for the President.

u. u. In lieu of a conference report on the FY2010 defense appropriations bill, House and Senate negotiators agreed on an amendment to the Senate-passed version of H.R. 3326 that would appropriate $497.7 billion for the DOD base budget and $128.2 billion for war costs. The House passed that compromise version of the bill December 16, 2009 (395-34); the Senate passed it December 19, 2009 (88-10).

v. v. Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, appropriates funds for FY2011 to the Department of Defense (DOD) and appropriates amounts for continuing operations, projects, or activities which were conducted in FY2010 and for which appropriations, funds or other authority were made available in: (1) the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010; (2) the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010; (3) the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010; (4) the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010; (5) the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010; (6) the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010; and (7) that part of chapter 1 of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 that addresses guaranteed loans in the rural housing insurance fund.

w. w. Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012. The measure was the vehicle for making appropriations for most federal government operations for the remainder of FY2012.

x. x. The Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2055 is H.Rept. 112-331, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. See Division A-Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012.

y. y. On August 2, 2012, the Committee on Appropriations reported by Senator Inouye with an amendment in the nature of substitute with written report S.Rept. 112-196. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 484.

z. z. Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. Division C-Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013. An Act making consolidated appropriations and further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.

aa. . A House explanatory statement was printed in the March 6, 2013, Congressional Record, beginning on page H1029. A Senate explanatory statement was printed in the March 11, 2013, Congressional Record, beginning on page S1287.

bb. . On March 21, 2013, the House agreed to the Senate amendments. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 318-109 (Roll no. 89).

cc. . On March 20, 2013, the Senate passed H.R. 933 with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 73-26. Record vote number: 44.

dd. . For further action, see H.R. 3547, which became P.L. 113-76 on January 17, 2014.

ee. . Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. Division C-Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014.

ff. . For further action, see H.R. 83, which became P.L. 113-235 on December 16, 2014.

gg. . The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept 113-473.

hh. . Committee on Appropriations. Reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute with written report no. 113-211.

ii. . Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2015. Division C-Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015. The agreement on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 incorporates some of the provisions of both the House-passes and the Senate-reported versions of the bill. Rules Committee Print 113-59, and the explanatory statement printed in the December 11, 2014, Congressional Record provide additional details related to the bill as agreed to by the House 12/11/2014.

jj. . Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7462)

kk. . Resolving differences—House actions: On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate Amendment Agreed by the yeas and nays: 219 – 206 (Roll no. 563). (text as House agreed to Senate amendment with and amendment: CR H9076-9273)

ll. . Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by unanimous consent.

mm. . Resolving differences—Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 83 by yea-nay vote. 56-40. Record vote no: 354. (consideration: CR S6813-6814)

Definitions1

  • Appropriation—One form of budget authority provided by Congress permitting federal agencies to incur obligations and to make payments out of the Treasury for specific purposes. Appropriated funds must be spent for purposes specifically designated by Congress but are not necessarily spent in the year in which they are provided.
  • Authorization—Establishes or maintains a government program or agency by defining its scope. May set a specific limit on how much Congress can appropriate for that program. Authorizing legislation is normally a prerequisite for appropriation. An authorization does not make money available.
  • Continuing Resolution—Legislation enacted by Congress to provide budget authority for Federal agencies and programs in lieu of regular appropriations acts. CRs may be temporary (providing only stop-gap funding until passage of regular appropriations acts) or full-year (substituting for one or more regular appropriations acts).
  • Supplemental Appropriation—An act appropriating funds in addition to what is provided in a regular annual appropriation act. Military and DOD civilian pay raises are often funded in supplemental appropriation acts.

Footnotes

Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution provides that "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law."

1.

This section taken from CRS Report RL30002, A Defense Budget Primer (pdf), by [author name scrubbed] and [author name scrubbed].

. For further action, see H.R. 2029 which became P.L. 114-113 on December 18, 2015. . Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016. Division C- Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016. . Resolving differences—House actions: On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment specified in section 3(b) of H.Res. 566 . . Resolving differences—House actions: On motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment specified in section 3(a) of H.Res. 566. . Resolving differences—Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2029.

Author Contact Information

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Footnotes

1.

Appropriations for military construction are authorized in the defense authorization act but are enacted through a separate Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Other defense-related activities are funded through other appropriations bills.

2.

Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution requires that "all Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."

3.