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HR 2863 - Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill - Key Vote

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Marsha Blackburn voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 109-148 -
Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (56-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $450.13 billion to the Department of Defense and related agencies, including funds for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for Hurricane Relief activities and allows the leasing of land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $123.62 billion for operation and maintenance of the Department of Defense.
  • Appropriates $97 billion for military personnel, including $28.19 billion for the Army, $23.2 billion for the Air Force, $22.79 billion for the Navy and $8.97 billion for the Marine Corps.
  • Appropriates $76.54 billion for procurement.
  • Appropriates $72.13 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • Appropriates $50 billion for ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Appropriates $28.54 billion for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma relief activities.
  • Appropriates $20.22 billion for the Defense Health Program.
  • Appropriates $3.79 billion for activities related to the Avian Flu. -Establishes a Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Prevention and Assistance Fund which will receive funds from bonus bids, rentals and royalty revenues of the leasing and operations in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Prohibits cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of any individual in custody or physical control of the U.S. government, regardless of geographical location (Sec. 1003).
  • Prohibits any U.S. court, justice or judge from hearing or considering a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on the behalf of a non-U.S. citizen who is detained at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1005).
  • Stipulates that only the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia can determine if a non-U.S. citizen has been detained properly as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1005).
  • Requires a judicial review of an individual's status as an enemy combatant if the sentence is 10 years or more and that in all other cases review is up to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Sec. 1005).
  • Reduces the discretionary appropriations in this act by 1 percent in every budget area except the funds available to the Department of Veterans Affairs and funds "related to the global war on terror" (Sec. 3801).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress every 90 days on measures of "progress toward military and political stability in Iraq" (Sec. 9010).
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (93-0) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $450.13 billion to the Department of Defense and related agencies, including funds for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for Hurricane Relief activities and allows the leasing of land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $123.62 billion for operation and maintenance of the Department of Defense.
  • Appropriates $97 billion for military personnel, including $28.19 billion for the Army, $23.2 billion for the Air Force, $22.79 billion for the Navy and $8.97 billion for the Marine Corps.
  • Appropriates $76.54 billion for procurement.
  • Appropriates $72.13 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • Appropriates $50 billion for ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Appropriates $28.54 billion for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma relief activities.
  • Appropriates $20.22 billion for the Defense Health Program.
  • Appropriates $3.79 billion for activities related to the Avian Flu. -Establishes a Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Prevention and Assistance Fund which will receive funds from bonus bids, rentals and royalty revenues of the leasing and operations in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Prohibits cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of any individual in custody or physical control of the U.S. government, regardless of geographical location (Sec. 1003).
  • Prohibits any U.S. court, justice or judge from hearing or considering a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on the behalf of a non-U.S. citizen who is detained at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1005).
  • Stipulates that only the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia can determine if a non-U.S. citizen has been detained properly as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1005).
  • Requires a judicial review of an individual's status as an enemy combatant if the sentence is 10 years or more and that in all other cases review is up to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Sec. 1005).
  • Reduces the discretionary appropriations in this act by 1 percent in every budget area except the funds available to the Department of Veterans Affairs and funds "related to the global war on terror" (Sec. 3801).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress every 90 days on measures of "progress toward military and political stability in Iraq" (Sec. 9010).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (308-106) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $450.13 billion to the Department of Defense and related agencies, including funds for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for Hurricane Relief activities and allows the leasing of land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $123.62 billion for operation and maintenance of the Department of Defense.
  • Appropriates $97 billion for military personnel, including $28.19 billion for the Army, $23.2 billion for the Air Force, $22.79 billion for the Navy and $8.97 billion for the Marine Corps.
  • Appropriates $76.54 billion for procurement.
  • Appropriates $72.13 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • Appropriates $50 billion for ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Appropriates $28.54 billion for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma relief activities.
  • Appropriates $20.22 billion for the Defense Health Program.
  • Appropriates $3.79 billion for activities related to the Avian Flu. -Establishes a Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Prevention and Assistance Fund which will receive funds from bonus bids, rentals and royalty revenues of the leasing and operations in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Prohibits cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of any individual in custody or physical control of the U.S. government, regardless of geographical location (Sec. 1003).
  • Prohibits any U.S. court, justice or judge from hearing or considering a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on the behalf of a non-U.S. citizen who is detained at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1005).
  • Stipulates that only the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia can determine if a non-U.S. citizen has been detained properly as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay (Sec. 1005).
  • Requires a judicial review of an individual's status as an enemy combatant if the sentence is 10 years or more and that in all other cases review is up to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Sec. 1005).
  • Reduces the discretionary appropriations in this act by 1 percent in every budget area except the funds available to the Department of Veterans Affairs and funds "related to the global war on terror" (Sec. 3801).
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress every 90 days on measures of "progress toward military and political stability in Iraq" (Sec. 9010).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (97-0) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $445.88 billion for the Department of Defense, including $51.3 billion for ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to serve as a bridge fund until the President requests additional funds.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $124.03 billion for operation and maintenance of the Defense Department.
  • Appropriates $95.68 billion for military personnel, including $28.1 billion for the Army, $22.91 billion for the Air Force, $22.67 billion for the Navy and $8.89 billion for the Marine Corps.
  • Appropriates $75.36 billion for procurement, including $765.99 million for DD(X) destroyers.
  • Appropriates $70.44 billion for research, development, test and evaluation. -Appropriates $51.3 billion for ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Appropriates $20.24 billion for the Defense Health Program.
  • Appropriates $3.91 billion for activities relating to the avian flu.
  • Appropriates $5 million for oversight activities related to Hurricane Katrina.
  • States that a Federal employee who leaves their job for active duty should receive the amount of basic pay they would have received if their job was not interrupted by active duty (Sec. 5538).
  • Prohibits the use of Defense Department funds for United Nations' peacekeeping and peace-enforcing operations or any other international peacekeeping, peace-enforcing or humanitarian assistance operations, unless several Congressional committees are given 15 days notice (Sec. 8064).
  • Instructs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to coordinate with the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the disaster response of the Federal Government and to make recommendations on how to improve their response and increase participation of the Department of Defense (Sec. 8115).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that funds should be transferred to provide for the long-term increase of Army and Marine Corps personnel and that the increase should be noted in the President's annual budget (Sec. 8126).
  • Requires establishment of a Department of Defense task force on mental health in the Armed Forces (Sec. 8148).
  • Reaffirms that torture of prisoners of war and detainees is against United States policy and international law (Sec. 8155).
  • Prohibits cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of any individual in the custody or physical control of the U.S. government, regardless of geographic location (Sec. 8155).
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 - Bill Passed (House) (398-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $399 billion for defense spending in FY2006.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $116.09 billion for operation and maintenance, including $7.63 billion for ballistic missile defense.
  • Appropriates $84.13 billion for military personnel.
  • Appropriates $76.81 billion for procurement.
  • Appropriates $71.66 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • Appropriates $45.25 billion for continued funding of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, available on October 1, 2005, and designed to cover 6 months worth of contingency operations costs in the global war on terrorism.
  • Appropriates $2.75 billion for revolving and management funds.
  • Appropriates $2.47 billion for other Department of Defense programs.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Appropriations Bill

Sponsors

  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)