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S 1438 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 - Key Vote

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Lynn Nancy Rivers voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 107-107 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (96-2) - (Key vote)

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $343.3 billion for defense-related spending and to authorize base realignment and closures in 2005.

Highlights:
  • $900 million to train and equip firefighters to handle a terrorist attack on America.
  • $8.3 billion for ballistic missile defense, but allows the President to allot $1.3 billion of these funds towards Homeland Security.
  • $125 billion for Pentagon operations and maintenance.
  • $10.5 billion for military construction and family housing.
  • $47.8 billion for research and development.
  • $523.2 billion for the Pentagon to investigate ways to detect and decontaminate anthrax and other poisons, and $366 million to purchase equipment to protect people against chemical and biological attacks.
  • $14.4 billion for Energy Department.
  • Allows the Navy and Marine Corps to continue exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, including bombing training, until a suitable replacement is found.
  • Authorizes a pay raise between 5 and 10 percent for all active-duty military personnel.
  • Authorizes military base closures in 2005.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (382-40) - (Key vote)

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $343.3 billion for defense-related spending and to authorize base realignment and closures in 2005.

Highlights:
  • $900 million to train and equip firefighters to handle a terrorist attack on America.
  • $8.3 billion for ballistic missile defense, but allows the President to allot $1.3 billion of these funds towards Homeland Security.
  • $125 billion for Pentagon operations and maintenance.
  • $10.5 billion for military construction and family housing.
  • $47.8 billion for research and development.
  • $523.2 billion for the Pentagon to investigate ways to detect and decontaminate anthrax and other poisons, and $366 million to purchase equipment to protect people against chemical and biological attacks.
  • $14.4 billion for Energy Department.
  • Allows the Navy and Marine Corps to continue exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, including bombing training, until a suitable replacement is found.
  • Authorizes a pay raise between 5 and 10 percent for all active-duty military personnel.
  • Authorizes military base closures in 2005.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
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 (Senate) (99-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002

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