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S 1042 - Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill - Key Vote

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Herb Kohl voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (98-0) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $487.03 billion for the Defense Department, military construction, and the Energy Department for the fiscal year 2006.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates $151.35 billion for military operations and maintenance, including $31.37 billion for the Air Force, $30.5 billion for the Navy, $24.88 billion for the Army, $19.91 billion for defense health programs, $18.62 billion for defense-wide activities, and $3.84 billion for the Marine Corps.
  • Appropriates $109.24 billion for military personnel, which includes a 3.1 percent across-the-board pay increase.
  • Appropriates $78.16 billion for procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, combat vehicles, ammunition, and shipbuilding. -Appropriates $69.84 billion for research, development, test and evaluation.
  • Appropriates $50 billion for ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and anti-terrorism activities.
  • Appropriates $16.41 billion for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, including $9.42 billion for the National Nuclear Security Administration and $6.2 billion for Defense Environmental Management.
  • Appropriates $12.04 billion for military construction, land acquisition, and family housing within and outside the United States.
  • Sets military end strengths for active forces at 1,410,000 and selected reserve at 858,500 (Sec. 401).
  • Prohibits any person, including individuals from the Executive Office and Congress, from knowingly releasing confidential information essential to the security of the U.S. to people not authorized to handle such information (Sec. 1072).
  • Prohibits cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of any individual in custody or physical control of the U.S. government, regardless of geographical location (Sec. 1075).
  • Requires a judicial review of an individual's status as an enemy combatant if the sentence is 10 years or more, and provides that in all other cases review is up to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Sec. 1092).
  • Requires the President to report to Congress every 3 months on the United States policy and military operations in Iraq until the last U.S. combat brigade returns to the United States (Sec. 1211).
Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (50-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to invoke cloture on a bill that authorizes $441 billion in appropriations for the Department of Defense and for the Energy Department's national security programs for FY2006.

Highlights:
  • Creates a "bridge fund" that would enable military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to continue until a more extensive spending request is submitted.
  • Appropriates $424.51 billion for the Department of Defense for procurement, research and development, operations and maintenance, and active and reserve personnel.
  • Contains various provisions and requirements for military personnel and for the defense budget, including, but not limited to, military justice, health care, establishment of defense contracts, organization and management, and active and reserve personnel policy.
  • Appropriates $16.49 billion for funding of the defense-related programs of the Department of Energy (Secs. 3101-3104).
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 - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill

Sponsors

  • John William Warner (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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