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HR 3230 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 - Key Vote

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Rick Santorum voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 104-201 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (73-26) - (Key vote)

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $266.35 billion to the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy for defense related activities.

Highlights:
  • Increases uniformed service members' basic pay by 3 percent and basic allowance for quarters by 4.6 percent.
  • Prohibits the sale of sexually explicit material on US military property.
  • Increases the amount of time before a unit commander must report a missing person from 48 hours to 10 days.
  • Includes colon and prostate cancer screening and pap smears and mammograms as preventative care available to service members.
  • Allows multi-year procurement contracts for Army Tactical Missile System and the Javelin Missile System.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to order all retired military personnel to active duty during war or a national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.
  • Requires the President and the Committee on Nonproliferation to develop a program that includes specific plans for "counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction", "plans for training and equipping Federal, State and local officials for managing a crisis involving a use or threatened us of a weapon of mass destruction", and other specific plans.
  • $91.99 billion for the operation and maintenance of the Department of Defense, including $364.9 million for "Cooperative Threat Reduction" in the Former Soviet Union.
  • $70.06 billion for military personnel.
  • $45.27 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, ammunition and other equipment.
  • $37.3 billion for research, development, test and evaluation, including $1.84 billion for the Ballistic Missile Defense Program.
  • $11.58 billion for defense activities of the Department of Energy.
  • $9.82 billion for military construction, land acquisition and military family housing.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (285-132) - (Key vote)

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $266.35 billion to the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy for defense related activities.

Highlights:
  • Increases uniformed service members' basic pay by 3 percent and basic allowance for quarters by 4.6 percent.
  • Prohibits the sale of sexually explicit material on US military property.
  • Increases the amount of time before a unit commander must report a missing person from 48 hours to 10 days.
  • Includes colon and prostate cancer screening and pap smears and mammograms as preventative care available to service members.
  • Allows multi-year procurement contracts for Army Tactical Missile System and the Javelin Missile System.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to order all retired military personnel to active duty during war or a national emergency as declared by the President or Congress.
  • Requires the President and the Committee on Nonproliferation to develop a program that includes specific plans for "counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction", "plans for training and equipping Federal, State and local officials for managing a crisis involving a use or threatened us of a weapon of mass destruction", and other specific plans.
  • $91.99 billion for the operation and maintenance of the Department of Defense, including $364.9 million for "Cooperative Threat Reduction" in the Former Soviet Union.
  • $70.06 billion for military personnel.
  • $45.27 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, ammunition and other equipment.
  • $37.3 billion for research, development, test and evaluation, including $1.84 billion for the Ballistic Missile Defense Program.
  • $11.58 billion for defense activities of the Department of Energy.
  • $9.82 billion for military construction, land acquisition and military family housing.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (272-153) - (Key vote)

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $267.21 billion for Department of Defense and Department of Energy for defense related activities.

Highlights:
  • Bans homosexuals from serving in the Armed Forces by reinstating regulations in effect prior to January 19, 1993, including allowing questioning potential new entrants about their sexuality.
  • Calls for the immediate and mandatory discharge of any member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is HIV-positive, unless they have 15 years of creditable service.
  • Increases uniformed service members' basic pay by 3% and basic allowance for quarters by 4.6%.
  • Allows Secretary of the Army to enter into a multiyear procurement contract for Army Tactical Missile System (Army TACMS).
  • Includes colon and prostate cancer screening and pap smears and mammograms as preventative care available to service members.
  • Prohibits the sale of sexually explicit material on US military property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense.
  • Establishes a Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States.
  • $92.86 billion for the operation and maintenance of the Department of Defense.
  • $70.21 billion for military personnel.
  • $47.16 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, ammunition and other equipment.
  • $35.54 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • $11.37 billion for defense activities of the Department of Energy.
  • $9.9 billion for military construction, land acquisition and military family housing.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997

Sponsors

  • Floyd Davidson Spence (SC - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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