June 23, 2004
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.
May 20, 2004(Key vote)
Title: Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for the Department of Defense for the 2005 fiscal year.
Appropriates funding for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force for aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding, conversion, and other supplies.
Requires the Secretary to guarantee that the distribution of supplies acquired using funds authorized under this title to operational units involved in Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom be made without regard to the status of the units as active, Guard, or reserve components (Sec. 115).
Allocates appropriations for improved pay, benefits, living and working facilities (Secs. 601-663).