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HR 3616 - Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill - Key Vote

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Frank Wolf voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-261 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (96-2) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report appropriating $273.54 billion for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other provisions for FY 1999.

Highlights:
  • Sets priority to fix the year 2000 problem (Y2K).
  • Requires separation of male and female recruits in their housing assignments.
  • Requires President to certify to Congress that any export to the People's Republic of China of missile equipment or technology will not give China any technological benefit 15 days before any item is exported.
  • Repeals land mine moratorium.
  • $70.59 billion for military personnel.
  • $49.9 billion for procurement.
  • $36.01 billion for research, development, test and evaluation, including $9.9 million for Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) and Radar Technology Insertion Program (RTIP).
  • $12.44 billion to the Department of Energy for national security.
  • $7.8 billion for various construction projects.
  • $1.86 billion for peacekeeping missions in Bosnia.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (373-50) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report appropriating $273.54 billion for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other provisions for FY 1999.

Highlights:
  • Sets priority to fix the year 2000 problem (Y2K).
  • Requires separation of male and female recruits in their housing assignments.
  • Requires President to certify to Congress that any export to the People's Republic of China of missile equipment or technology will not give China any technological benefit 15 days before any item is exported.
  • Repeals land mine moratorium.
  • $70.59 billion for military personnel.
  • $49.9 billion for procurement.
  • $36.01 billion for research, development, test and evaluation, including $9.9 million for Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) and Radar Technology Insertion Program (RTIP).
  • $12.44 billion to the Department of Energy for national security.
  • $7.8 billion for various construction projects.
  • $1.86 billion for peacekeeping missions in Bosnia.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

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) (357-60) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $276.29 billion for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other provisions for FY 1999.

Highlights:
  • Requires separation of male and female recruits during basic training and in their housing assignments.
  • Prohibits United States citizens from investigating any failed satellite launch by the People's Republic of China.
  • Bans missile equipment or technology from being exported to the Peoples' Republic of China.
  • $70.7 billion for military personnel.
  • $49.46 billion for procurement.
  • $36.24 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • $13.8 billion to the Department of Energy for national security.
  • $8.07 billion for various construction projects.
  • $1.86 billion for peacekeeping missions in Bosnia.
  • $1 billion to fix the year 2000 problem (Y2K).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Defense Department FY99 Authorization bill

Sponsors

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

Co-sponsors

  • Ike Skelton (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
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