H.R.4870: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
  • Introduced June 13, 2014
  • Latest Major Action July 17, 2014

Bill Summary

Highlights: The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 provides regular annual appropriations for the military functions of the Department of Defense (DOD), including the pay, allowances, and support of military personnel; operation and maintenance of the forces; procurement of equipment and systems; and research, development, test and evaluation. The bill also includes funding for overseas contingency operations (OCO) to support the...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
July 17, 2014
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 472.
July 17, 2014
Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Durbin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-211.
July 17, 2014
Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 25, 2014
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
June 20, 2014
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5563-5571)
June 20, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 20, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 340 - 73 (Roll no. 338).

June 20, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 220 (Roll no. 337). (consideration: CR H5575-5576)

June 20, 2014
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5575)
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bustos motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by a total of $5 million (intended for sexual assault prevention); increase the Defense Health Program by a total of $10 million ($5 million intended to help alleviate the backlog at the department of Veterans Affairs by improving the electronic health records processing system and $5 million intended for treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries); and decrease the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account by $15 million.
June 20, 2014
Mrs. Bustos moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (consideration: CR H5575; text: CR H5575)
June 20, 2014
The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
June 20, 2014
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5575)
June 20, 2014
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4870.
June 20, 2014
On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
June 20, 2014
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
June 20, 2014
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 20, 2014
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5571-5577)
June 20, 2014
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4870 as unfinished business.
June 20, 2014
On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 20, 2014
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved to rise.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huizenga amendment.
June 20, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Franks (AZ) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment.
June 20, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gosar demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Gosar amendment.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment No. 40.
June 20, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Gosar amendment.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stockman amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 20, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 20, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment.
June 19, 2014
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4870 as unfinished business.
June 19, 2014
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 19, 2014
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the committee rise.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conaway amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barrow amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Lofgren demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment No. 32, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment No. 32.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Forbes amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 34, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 34.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment No. 27.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fortenberry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Fortenberry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fortenberry amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 33, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee (CA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment No. 33.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 14.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeLauro amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment No. 31, pending reservation of a point of order. The point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moran amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moran amendment.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Runyan amendment.
June 19, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cotton amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 19, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cotton amendment No. 2.
June 19, 2014
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that, pursuant to clause 6 of Rule XVIII, the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
June 19, 2014
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 19, 2014
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5514-5555)
June 18, 2014
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4870 as unfinished business.
June 18, 2014
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 18, 2014
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the committee rise.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 18, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Miller (MI) amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Miller (MI) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 268, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Miller (MI) amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 268, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan amendment.
June 18, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walorski amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walorski amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 18, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Daines amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kildee amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Coffman amendment No. 5.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment, pending the reservation of a point of order.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
June 18, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 4.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (PA) amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Runyan amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
June 18, 2014
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 18, 2014
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5454-5487)
June 18, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gohmert amendment, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment, and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gohmert demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Benishek amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jeffries amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, pending the reservation of a point of order. The point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee (CA) amendment, pending the reservation of a point of order. The point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
June 18, 2014
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 628, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 18, 2014
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4870.
June 18, 2014
The Speaker designated the Honorable Chris Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
June 18, 2014
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 628 and Rule XVIII.
June 18, 2014
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 628. (consideration: CR H5429-5492; text of Title I as reported in House: CR H5444-5445, H5446; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H5446, H5456-5457, H5458, H5459; text of Title III as reported in House: CR H5459, H5460-5461, H5462; text of Title IV as reported in House: CR H5462, H5464; text of Title V as reported in House: CR H5464; text of Title VI as reported in House: CR H5464-5465, H5466; text of Title VII as reported in House: CR H5466; text of Title VIII as reported in House: CR H5467-5477, H5478-5479; text of Title IX as reported in House: CR H5479-5480; text of Title X as reported in House: CR H5480)
June 18, 2014
Rule H. Res. 628 passed House.
June 17, 2014
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 628 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of Senate amendments to H.R. 3230 to H.R. 4870. After general debate on H.R. 4870, it shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall also be in order to consider the Senate amendments to H.R. 3230.
June 13, 2014
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 351.
June 13, 2014
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 113-473, by Mr. Frelinghuysen.
June 13, 2014

Introduced in the House by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.)

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