H.R.2685: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016

About This Bill

  • Introduced June 5, 2015
  • Latest Major Action Nov. 5, 2015

Bill Summary

Highlights: The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 provides FY2016 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities, including appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/ Global War on Terrorism. The bill does not include funding for military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 5, 2015
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S7779)
Nov. 5, 2015
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which the second motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 298) entered in Senate.
Nov. 5, 2015

Second cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 44. Record Vote Number: 298. (consideration: CR S7779; text: CR S7779)

Nov. 5, 2015
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S7776-7779)
Nov. 4, 2015
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7743-7755, S7758-7769)
Nov. 3, 2015
Second cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S7697; text: CR S7697)
Nov. 3, 2015
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S7697)
Sept. 22, 2015

Upon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 42. Record Vote Number: 269. (consideration: CR S6867-6868; text: CR S6867)

Sept. 22, 2015

Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 216) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6864-6865)

Sept. 22, 2015

Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 216) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6864-6868)

June 18, 2015
Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 216) entered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4276)
June 18, 2015

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 45. Record Vote Number: 216. (consideration: CR S4275-4276; text: CR S4276)

June 16, 2015
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4171; text: CR S4171)
June 16, 2015
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4171-4173)
June 15, 2015
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 118.
June 11, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 11, 2015

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 278 - 149 (Roll no. 358). (consideration: CR H4227)

June 11, 2015

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 240 (Roll no. 357).

June 11, 2015
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4226)
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moulton 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 Army Operation and Maintenance account by a total of $2 million; increase the Defense-Wide Operation and Maintenance account by $2 million; increase the Defense Health Programs account by $5 million; and offsets these increases with a $9 million reduction to the Defense-Wide Operation and Maintenance account.
June 11, 2015
Mr. Moulton moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (consideration: CR H4225; text: CR H4225)
June 11, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4225)
June 11, 2015
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2685.
June 11, 2015
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 11, 2015
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee rise.
June 11, 2015
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 11, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4218-4227)
June 11, 2015
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
June 11, 2015
The Chair directed the Clerk to read the the last two lines of H.R. 2685.
June 11, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4172)
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Forbes amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellmers amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 11, 2015
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. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Guinta amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
June 11, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) 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 a time to be announced.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment.
June 11, 2015
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 noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
June 11, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4127-4133)
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment.
June 11, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
June 11, 2015
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 a time to be announced.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
June 11, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Johnson (GA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Johnson (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 11, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson of Georgia amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sablan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sablan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sablan amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the second Lee amendment, 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 a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment.
June 10, 2015
VACATING PROCEEDINGS ON VOICE VOTE - Mr. Bost asked unanimous consent that the proceedings on the vote on an amendment No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record be vacated to the end that the Chair put the question de novo. Agreed to without objection.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McSally amendment.
June 10, 2015
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
June 10, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4117-4127)
June 10, 2015
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2685 as unfinished business.
June 10, 2015
On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
June 10, 2015
Mr. Frelinghuysen moved that the Committee now rise.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment, 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 a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
On agreeing to the Huizenga (MI) amendment (A041) Agreed to by voice vote.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huizenga amendment no. 2.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walberg amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schiff amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Schiff demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schiff amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the MacArthur amendment.
June 10, 2015
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debate earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
June 10, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4105-4117)
June 10, 2015
VACATING DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Rothfus asked unanimous consent to vacate his demand for a recorded vote on the Rothfus amendment to the end that the disposition of the amendment stand as called by the earlier voice vote. Agreed to without objection.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Poe (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Poe (TX) amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Clawson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nolan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clawson amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nolan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nolan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walberg amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Frelinghuysen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Poe (TX) amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Forbes amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Forbes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Forbes amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rothfus amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rothfus demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of aoption o the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rothfus amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Nadler amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Nadler amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Visclosky amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Visclosky amendment.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment no. 4.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Aguilar amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pascrell amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bridenstine amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Latta amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (NV) amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Takai amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Franks (AZ) amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
June 10, 2015
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lowenthal amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Lowenthal demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment.
June 10, 2015
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 303, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
June 10, 2015
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2685.
June 10, 2015
The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
June 10, 2015
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 303 and Rule XVIII.
June 10, 2015
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2685 and H.R. 2393. The resolution provides for a modified-open rule for H.R. 2685 and a closed rule for H.R. 2393.
June 10, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 303. (consideration: CR H4040-4105; text of Title I as reported in House: CR H4056-4057, H4058-4059; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H4059, H4059-4060, H4067, H4068, H4069; text of Title III as reported in House: CR H4069-4070, H4070-4072, H4073, H4074; text of Title IV as reported in House: CR H4074-4075, H4076; text of Title V as reported in House: CR H4076; text of Title VI as reported in House: CR H4076, H4076-4077; text of Title VII as reported in House: CR H4077; text of Title VIII as reported in House: CR H4077-4081, H4082-4086, H4086, H4087-4088, H4088-4089, H4091-4092, H4094; text of Title IX as reported in House: CR H4094, H4095, H4096-4097, H4098, H4100, H4101-4104, H4104-4105; text of Title X as reported in House: CR H4105)
June 9, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 303 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2685 and H.R. 2393. The resolution provides for a modified-open rule for H.R.2685 and a closed rule for H.R. 2393.
June 5, 2015
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 99.
June 5, 2015
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-139, by Mr. Frelinghuysen.
June 5, 2015

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

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