H.R.4909: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

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  • Introduced April 12, 2016
  • Latest Major Action May 26, 2016

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June 5, 2016 2nd
May 29, 2016 3rd
May 22, 2016 3rd
May 8, 2016 4th

Bill Summary

Highlights: This bill authorizes FY2017 appropriations and sets forth policies regarding the military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), military construction, and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE). The bill authorizes appropriations, but does not provide budget authority, which is provided by appropriations legislation. The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: Procurement; Research,...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
May 26, 2016
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 502.
May 18, 2016
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4909.
May 18, 2016
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
May 18, 2016
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 18, 2016

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 277 - 147 (Roll no. 216).

May 18, 2016

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 243 (Roll no. 215).

May 18, 2016
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2811)
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clyburn motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments: In section 567 (relating to a prohibition on the establishment, maintenance, or support of Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps units at educational institutions that display the Confederate battle flag), strike subsection (c). Also, the motion strikes section 1094 of the bill, which would allow religious organizations contracting with the federal government to discriminate against LGBT individuals whom they may employ.
May 18, 2016
Mr. Clyburn moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Armed Services. (consideration: CR H2809-2812; text: CR H2809)
May 18, 2016
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (consideration: CR H2809)
May 18, 2016
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2809)
May 18, 2016
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4909.
May 18, 2016
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
May 18, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2804-2813)
May 18, 2016
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4909 as unfinished business.
May 18, 2016
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
May 18, 2016
Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bordallo amendment No. 119.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #9.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #8.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #7.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #6.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #5.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #4.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 18.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sanford amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sanford demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford amendment No. 12.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment No. 11.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zinke amendment No. 10.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #3.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 9, 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.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 9.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 7, 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.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment No. 7.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #2.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 6.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lee amendment No. 5, 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.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment No. 5.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendments en bloc #1.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 3.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 2.
May 18, 2016
RISING INFORMALLY - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the President. Subsequently, the Committee resumed its sitting.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Buck amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Buck demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 735, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment No. 1.
May 18, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2732-2786)
May 18, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2730-2732)
May 18, 2016
Rule H. Res. 735 passed House.
May 17, 2016
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 735 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4909. The resolution provides for further consideration of H.R. 4909.
May 17, 2016
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4909 as unfinished business.
May 17, 2016
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
May 17, 2016
Mr. Thornberry moved that the committee rise.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zinke Part B amendment No. 60, as modified.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (AL) Part B amendment No. 26.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Larsen (WA) Part B amendment No. 25.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry Part B amendments en bloc #4.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry Part B amendments en bloc #3.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walorski Part B amendment No. 18.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (PA) Part B amendment No. 16.
May 17, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment No. 14, 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.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) Part B amendment No. 14, as modified.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Purusuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Part B Thornberry amendments en bloc #2.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walorski Part B amendment No. 13.
May 17, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Nadler amendment No. 12, 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.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler Part B amendment No. 12.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry Part B amendment No. 11.
May 17, 2016
RESUMED SITTING - The Committee of the Whole resumed its sitting.
May 17, 2016
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE - The Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
May 17, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McKinley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley Part B amendment No. 10.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi Part B amendment No. 3.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Westerman Part B amendment No. 2.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Thornberry Part B amendments en bloc #1.
May 17, 2016
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 732, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry Part B amendment no. 1.
May 17, 2016
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4909.
May 17, 2016
The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.
May 17, 2016
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 732 and Rule XVIII.
May 17, 2016
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4909 with 1 hour of general debate. The bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order expect those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
May 17, 2016
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 732. (consideration: CR H2458-2677, H2677-2698; text of measure as reported in House: CR H2467-2667)
May 17, 2016
Rule H. Res. 732 passed House.
May 16, 2016
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 732 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4909 with 1 hour of general debate. The bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order expect those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
May 12, 2016
Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 114-537, Part II.
May 12, 2016
FILING AUTHORITY - Mr. Thornberry asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be permitted to file a supplemental report on H.R. 4909. Agreed to without objection.
May 4, 2016
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 413.
May 4, 2016
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 114-537.
April 28, 2016
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 60 - 2.
April 28, 2016
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 27, 2016
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 21, 2016
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 21, 2016
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 21, 2016
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
April 20, 2016
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 20, 2016
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 20, 2016
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
April 15, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.
April 15, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
April 15, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
April 15, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
April 15, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
April 15, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
April 12, 2016
Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
April 12, 2016

Introduced in the House by William M. Thornberry (R-Texas)

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