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H.R.3979: Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Lou Barletta, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 106 (15 Democrats, 91 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 31, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 19, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since the House agreed with an amendment to the Senate amendment on December 4, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and Defense-wide activities, as specified in the funding tables in section 4101 of this Act.

Subtitle B: Army Programs - (Sec. 111) Requires the Army to submit to Congress a prioritized plan for modernizing the entire fleet of UH-60A aircraft of the Army National Guard.

Subtitle C: Navy Programs - (Sec 121) Authorizes the Navy to enter into a contract during FY2015 for the procurement of one San Antonio class amphibious sh...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 19, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-291.
Dec. 19, 2014 Signed by President.
Dec. 18, 2014 Presented to President.
Dec. 12, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 12, 2014 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 123, enrollment corrections on H.R. 3979 have been made.
Dec. 12, 2014 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 121, enrollment corrections on H.R. 3979 have been made.
Dec. 12, 2014

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 Number: 325. (consideration: CR S6738-6739)

Dec. 12, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SA3984) withdrawn in Senate.
Dec. 12, 2014

Ruling of the Chair sustained by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 45. Record Vote Number: 324. (consideration: CR S6738)

Dec. 12, 2014 Senator Coburn appealed the ruling of the chair. (consideration: CR S6738)
Dec. 12, 2014 Coburn motion to suspend Rule XXII to permit the consideration of amendment SA 4098 ruled out of order by chair. (consideration: CR S6738)
Dec. 12, 2014 Coburn motion to suspend Rule XXII to permit the consideration of amendment SA 4098 made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6738)
Dec. 12, 2014

Motion by Senator Coburn to refer to Senate Committee on Armed Services the House message to accompany the bill with instructions to report back forthwith with changes to strike title XXX, under the order of 12/11/14, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 18 - 82. Record Vote Number: 323. (consideration: CR S6738)

Dec. 12, 2014 Motion by Senator Coburn to refer to Senate Committee on Armed Services the House message to accompany the bill with instructions to report back forthwith with changes to strike title XXX made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6726)
Dec. 12, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6701-6739)
Dec. 11, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on Armed Services the House message to accompany the bill with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 3986 fell when cloture invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment in Senate. (consideration: CR S6590)
Dec. 11, 2014

Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 14. Record Vote Number: 322. (consideration: CR S6589-6590; text: CR S6589)

Dec. 11, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6585, S6589-6590, S6608)
Dec. 10, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S6470-6474)
Dec. 9, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on Armed Services the House message to accompany the bill with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 3986 made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6438; text: CR S6438)
Dec. 9, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment (SA 3984) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6438; text: CR S6438)
Dec. 9, 2014 Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S6437-6438; text: CR S6437-6438)
Dec. 9, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6437; text: CR S6437)
Dec. 9, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6437-6438)
Dec. 8, 2014 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
Dec. 8, 2014 ENGROSSMENT CORRECTION - Mr. Hastings (WA) asked unanimous consent that in the engrossment of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3979 pursuant to H.Res. 770, the Clerk be directed to make a correction as follows: In sec. 3050 of the House amendment, strike "2013" and insert "2014". Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 4, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 4, 2014

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)

Dec. 4, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3979, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3979 with an amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKeon demanded the yeas and nays and pursuant to a previous special order, further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion were postponed until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 4, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H8632)
Dec. 4, 2014 Pursuant to H.Res. 770, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3979 with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-58 modified by the amendments printed in part A of House Report 113-646 and the amendment specified in section 5 of House Resolution 770.
Dec. 4, 2014 Mr. McKeon moved that the House concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H8385-8632, H8651-8652; text of Senate amendment: CR H8385-8387)
Dec. 4, 2014 ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. McKeon asked unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3979 with an amendment may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
April 8, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
April 7, 2014

Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 - 38. Record Vote Number: 101. (text: CR S2176-2178)

April 7, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2175-2178)
April 3, 2014

Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 35. Record Vote Number: 100. (consideration: CR S2150; text: CR S2150)

April 3, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2137-2140, S2141-2144, S2145-2146, S2148, S2148-2149, S2149-2150, S2152)
April 2, 2014

Motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 67 - 29. Record Vote Number: 98.

April 2, 2014 Senator Vitter moved to appeal the ruling of the chair that Amdt. No. 2931 is not in order to be proposed. (consideration: CR S2081)
April 2, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2879) fell when cloture was invoked on SA 2874 in Senate. (consideration: CR S2047)
April 2, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2044-2046, S2047-2081, S2082-2085)
April 1, 2014 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1897)
March 31, 2014 Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1860; text: CR S1860)
March 31, 2014 Motion by Senator Reid to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 2879) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1860; text: CR S1860)
March 31, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S1859-1860)
March 31, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
March 27, 2014

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 34. Record Vote Number: 90. (consideration: CR S1799-1800; text: CR S1799)

March 27, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1781-1784, S1793, S1799-1800, S1800, S1803-1809)
March 26, 2014 Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1770-1771; text: CR S1770-1771)
March 26, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1741-1744; S1761-1770, S1770-1771)
March 25, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1720)
March 24, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 333.
March 13, 2014 Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
March 12, 2014 Received in the Senate.
March 11, 2014

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)

March 11, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2285-2286)
March 11, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
March 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3979.
March 11, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2278-2280)
March 11, 2014 Mr. Brady (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. (consideration: CR H2278)
Feb. 25, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 268.
Feb. 25, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-360.
Feb. 4, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 37 - 0.
Feb. 4, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 31, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.