Aug. 1, 2002(Key vote)
Title: Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would provide $355.4 billion in appropriations for the Defense Department for fiscal year 2003.
$71.5 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles and shipbuilding.
$7.7 billion for missile defense, $814 million allocated, at the President’s discretion, for missile defense or counter-terrorism.
$114.8 billion for Armed Forces operations and maintenance.
$58.4 million for foreign aid, which includes humanitarian assistance, foreign disaster relief and de-mining programs.
$14.8 billion for defense health programs.
4.1 percent raise for military personnel.
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.