H.R.4974: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

About This Bill

  • Introduced April 15, 2016
  • Latest Major Action May 26, 2016

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Week Ending Rank
May 22, 2016 2nd

Bill Summary

Highlights: This bill provides FY2017 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military construction, military family housing, the U.S. share of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program, and base closures and realignments. The bill also provides appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans benefit and health care programs, Departmental Administration, and the National Cemetery...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 18 statements associated with H.R.4974.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 26, 2016
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 503.
May 19, 2016
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 19, 2016

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 295 - 129 (Roll no. 228).

May 19, 2016

On engrossment and third reading Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 183 (Roll no. 227).

May 19, 2016
ENGROSSMENT AND THIRD READING - The Chair put the question on engrossment and third reading and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hoyer demanded a recorded vote on the question, which was ordered.
May 19, 2016
The House adopted the amendments en gros as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
May 19, 2016
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2865)
May 19, 2016
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4974.
May 19, 2016
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
May 19, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Maloney, Sean amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Maloney, Sean 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 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maloney, Sean amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Gibson amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment.
May 19, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (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.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment.
May 19, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the fourth Gosar amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (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.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the fourth Gosar amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the third Gosar amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment No. 7.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Gosar amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gibson amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Heck (WA) amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
May 19, 2016
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
May 19, 2016
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2849-2867)
May 19, 2016
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4974 as unfinished business.
May 19, 2016
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
May 19, 2016
Mr. Dent moved that the Committee rise.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gohmert amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boustany amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fitzpatrick amendment.
May 19, 2016
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.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment.
May 19, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Fleming amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes 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 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment.
May 19, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer 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 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
May 19, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Ratcliffe amendment.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the fourth Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney 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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the fourth Mulvaney amendment.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the third Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney 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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the third Mulvaney amendment.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the second Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney 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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Mulvaney amendment.
May 18, 2016
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the first Mulvaney amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mulvaney 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 - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the first Mulvaney amendment pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruiz amendment.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clawson (FL) amendment.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
May 18, 2016
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wagner amendment.
May 18, 2016
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4974.
May 18, 2016
The Speaker designated the Honorable Doug Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
May 18, 2016
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 736 and Rule XVIII.
May 18, 2016
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4974 and H.R. 5243.
May 18, 2016
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 736. (consideration: CR H2813-2842; text of Title I as reported in House: CR H2822-2823, H2823-2826; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H2826-2828, H2828-2830, H2830, H2830-2834; text of Title III as reported in House: CR H2834; text of Title IV as reported in House: CR H2834, H2835, H2835-2836, H2836; text of Title V as reported in House: CR H2836-2837)
May 17, 2016
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 736 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4974 and H.R. 5243.
April 15, 2016
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 379.
April 15, 2016
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-497, by Mr. Dent.
April 15, 2016

Introduced in the House by Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)

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