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HR 1119 - Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill - Key Vote

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Jack Kingston voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-85 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (90-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to appropriate $265.83 billion for military activities during fiscal year 1998.

Highlights:
  • Increases from 40% to 50% the share of Depot Level Maintenance Repair authorized to be carried out by the private sector.
  • Limits procurement costs for the CUN-77 aircraft carrier to $4.6 billion.
  • Authorization for construction of 4 nuclear submarines.
  • Requires the Department of Defense to report the number of military personnel located overseas on June 30, 1996 and June 30, 1997.
  • Provides a special rule for the sale of periodicals and tobacco products.
  • Requires that the National Missile Defense program will support a system test in fiscal year 1999 and could achieve initial operational capability in fiscal year 2003.
  • Increases basic pay for military personnel by 2.8 percent.
  • $9.01 billion for military construction, land acquisitions, and military family housing.
  • $2.6 billion for four new attack submarines.
  • $331 million for the B-2 bomber program with the option of creation of new B-2 aircraft.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (286-123) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to appropriate $265.83 billion for military activities during fiscal year 1998.

Highlights:
  • Increases from 40% to 50% the share of Depot Level Maintenance Repair authorized to be carried out by the private sector.
  • Limits procurement costs for the CUN-77 aircraft carrier to $4.6 billion.
  • Authorization for construction of 4 nuclear submarines.
  • Requires the Department of Defense to report the number of military personnel located overseas on June 30, 1996 and June 30, 1997.
  • Provides a special rule for the sale of periodicals and tobacco products.
  • Requires that the National Missile Defense program will support a system test in fiscal year 1999 and could achieve initial operational capability in fiscal year 2003.
  • Increases basic pay for military personnel by 2.8 percent.
  • $9.01 billion for military construction, land acquisitions, and military family housing.
  • $2.6 billion for four new attack submarines.
  • $331 million for the B-2 bomber program with the option of creation of new B-2 aircraft.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -

Title: Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $275.42 billion for military spending on defense programs, personnel salary, construction projects, and other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Changes bonuses and salaries of armed forces personnel including authorization of special pay to those working at a designated hardship duty locations.
  • Increases monthly hazardous duty incentive pay.
  • Raises salary 2.8 percent for all members of uniformed services.
  • Increases family separation allowance pay from $75 to $100.
  • Expresses Congressional opposition to participation of U.S. ground combat forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina after June 30, 1998.
  • $8.95 billion for construction projects by the military.
  • $4.6 billion for the Secretary of the Navy to procure a CVN-77 class nuclear aircraft carrier.
  • $3.7 billion for programs improving ballistic-missile defense systems including $406 million for the Theater High Altitude Air Defense system.
  • $700.36 million to the National Guard and reserves for equipment purchases.
  • $382 million for the demilitarization and removal of nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union.
  • $331 million available to improve and modify existing B-2 Stealth bomber aircraft.
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) (304-120) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $275.42 billion for military spending on defense programs, personnel salary, construction projects, and other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Changes bonuses and salaries of armed forces personnel including authorization of special pay to those working at a designated hardship duty locations.
  • Increases monthly hazardous duty incentive pay.
  • Raises salary 2.8 percent for all members of uniformed services.
  • Increases family separation allowance pay from $75 to $100.
  • Expresses Congressional opposition to participation of U.S. ground combat forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina after June 30, 1998.
  • $8.95 billion for construction projects by the military.
  • $4.6 billion for the Secretary of the Navy to procure a CVN-77 class nuclear aircraft carrier.
  • $3.7 billion for programs improving ballistic-missile defense systems including $406 million for the Theater High Altitude Air Defense system.
  • $700.36 million to the National Guard and reserves for equipment purchases.
  • $382 million for the demilitarization and removal of nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union.
  • $331 million available to improve and modify existing B-2 Stealth bomber aircraft.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Defense Department FY98-99 Authorization bill

Sponsors

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

Co-sponsors

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