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HR 1815 - Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Jim Cooper voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 109-163 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (374-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $486.41 billion for the Department of Defense and related programs, including funds for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for fiscal year 2006.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $108.94 billion for military personnel.
  • Appropriates $76.91 billion for procurement.
  • Appropriates $70.2 billion for research, development, testing and evaluation.
  • Appropriates $50 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Appropriates $11.07 billion for military construction.
  • Appropriates $125.72 billion for operations and maintenance of the Department of Defense (Secs. 301-303).
  • Appropriates $40 million for humanitarian assistance to the victims of the earthquake in Pakistan (Sec. 1002).
  • Appropriates $19.89 billion for the Defense Health Program (Sec. 1509).
  • Appropriates $16.38 billion for defense activities of the Department of Energy (Secs. 3101-3104).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on any proposed military policy changes regarding women being allowed or prohibited to serve in a category of unit or position (Sec. 541).
  • Increases basic pay for members of the uniformed services by 3.1 percent (Sec. 601).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress concerning efforts to prepare for pandemic flu, including the avian flu (Sec. 748).
  • Requires the President to report on U.S. policy and military operations in Iraq every three months until "all United States combat brigades have been redeployed from Iraq" (Sec. 1227).
  • Prohibits cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of any individual in custody or physical control of the U.S government, regardless of geographic location (Sec. 1403).
  • Stipulates that only the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia can hear an appeal to determine if a non-U.S. citizen has been detained properly as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1405).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
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) (390-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $441.6 billion for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 2006.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $124 billion for operations and maintenance.
  • Appropriates $109 billion for payroll for all active and inactive military personnel.
  • Appropriates $78 billion for weapons and combat vehicles.
  • Appropriates $49.1 billion for supplemental spending to fund military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Appropriates $47 billion for research and development.
  • Appropriates $20 billion for military healthcare programs.
  • Appropriates $3.2 billion for the working capital fund.
  • Appropriates $1.8 billion for granting access to the military's Tricare (healthcare) program for all reserve-component personnel.
  • Increases spending on the Navy's CVN-21 aircraft carrier by $86.7 million (Sec. 129).
  • Appropriates $1.4 billion for chemical agents and munitions destruction and defense (Sec. 303).
  • Appropriates $896 million for drug interdiction and counter-drug activities (Sec. 303).
  • Appropriates $174 million for the defense inspector general (Sec. 303).
  • Appropriates $58 million for the military's retirement home trust fund (Sec. 422).
  • Revises restrictions concerning women in the Air Forces and combat (Sec. 574).
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.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill

Sponsors

  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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